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Superior vena cava syndrome associated with Nocardia farcinica infection.
  1. S Abdelkafi,
  2. D Dubail,
  3. T Bosschaerts,
  4. A Brunet,
  5. G Van Camp,
  6. M de Marneffe,
  7. J M De Vaster,
  8. V Ninane
  1. Chest Service, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels School of Medicine, Belgium.


    A case is described of severe Nocardia farcinica infection which mimicked a pulmonary neoplasm with pneumonia, superior vena cava syndrome, pericarditis, and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Treatment with trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole and surgery resulted in complete recovery.

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