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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-60

Nocardia asteroids causing pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as fungal ball


1 Department of Microbiology, S. C. B. Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
2 Department of Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgery, S. C. B. Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India

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Bimoch Projna Paty
Department of Microbiology, S. C. B. Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.145026

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Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as a fungal ball in a preexisting cavity is a rare presentation. We report such a case in a 18 yrs old male patient presented with cough with expectoration & episodes of haemoptysis with a past history of tuberculosis. Diagnosis was done by microscopic examination of the resected sample & confirmed on culture.


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