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Concomitant Pulmonary Nocardiosis and Tuberculosis in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New View Point

Alavi Darazam, Ilad and Aminzadeh, Zohreh (2013) Concomitant Pulmonary Nocardiosis and Tuberculosis in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New View Point. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 6 (1). pp. 91-94. ISSN 2008-4161

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Abstract

A few case reports of coinfections with Nocardia and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) have previously been published in the literature. We report on a case of concomitant pulmonary nocardiosis and tuberculosis, in a recently diagnosed 55-year-old woman, with rheumatoid arthritis, who had been taking a short course of a low dose corticosteroid. The patient was treated with a combination of amikacin and imipenem, as well as a standard anti-TB regimen. Physiologic doses of corticosteroids might be a predisposing factor for opportunistic infections, such as nocardiosis or tuberculosis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Nocardia Mycobacterium tuberculosis Corticosteroid Pulmonary Disease
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 06:31
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/586

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