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Endobronchial nocardial infection.
  1. K D McNeil,
  2. D W Johnson,
  3. W A Oliver
  1. Department of Thoracic Medicine, Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Brisbane, Australia.


    The rare presentation of nocardial infection as an endobronchial "tumour" is reported. Haematogenous dissemination occurred after fibreoptic bronchoscopy and biopsy, a phenomenon not previously described in nocardial infections. This case highlights the difficulties in diagnosing pulmonary nocardial infection and the potential for invasive procedures to disseminate the disease.

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