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Primary pulmonary nocardiosis: case report
  1. P. B. Hamal
  1. Department of Pathology, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH

    Abstract

    Hamal, P. B. (1974).Thorax, 29, 382-386. Primary pulmonary nocardiosis: a case report. A case of fulminating pulmonary nocardiosis is reported. Diagnosis was made before death but too late for treatment to be effective. At necropsy extensive multiple pulmonary abscesses with involvement of the pleura, resulting in an empyema, were discovered. One cervical node showed a similar abscess. No brain lesions nor involvement of other organs was seen. Gram-positive organisms were seen in the lesions but acid-fastness could not be demonstrated.

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