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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 329-331

Disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection presenting as a paravertebral abscess in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus


1 Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Merkezefendi State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey
2 Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Yeliz Ozen
Merkezefendi State Hospital, Izmir Street No: 288, Yunusemre/Manisa 45020
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_178_17

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Disseminated Nocardia infections occur particularly in immunosuppressed hosts and are most often due to Nocardia farcinica, Nocardia nova, and Nocardia cyriacigeorgica. Here, we report an unusual case of disseminated N. farcinica infection presenting as a paravertebral abscess in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.


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