Actinomycoses and Nocardia pulmonary infections


Yildiz O., Doganay M.

CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE, vol.12, no.3, pp.228-234, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mcp.0000219273.57933.48
  • Journal Name: CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-234
  • Keywords: 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: No

Abstract

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.