CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE, vol.12, no.3, pp.228-234, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
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CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
actinomycosis, nocardiosis, pneumonia, pulmonary infection, IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS INFECTION, THORACIC ACTINOMYCOSIS, TRIMETHOPRIM-SULFAMETHOXAZOLE, TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS, BETA-LACTAMS, 1ST REPORT, ASTEROIDES, SUSCEPTIBILITY, EXPERIENCE, ANTIBIOTICS
Lokman Hekim University Affiliated:
Purpose of review Actinomycosis and nocardiosis are uncommon pulmonary infections with distinct morphologic features. Both infections most commonly present as chronic, debilitating illnesses with radiographic manifestations simulating lung cancer or tuberculosis. Immunocompromised hots however, may develop fulminant disease resembling acute bacterial pneumonia. The purpose of this review is primarily to review the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of actinomycosis and nocardiosis.