Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

Nocardia asteroids causing pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as fungal ball


Bimoch Projna Paty1, Gitanjali Sarangi1, Dibya Prasanna Mohanty1, Snigdha Rani Choudhury1, Dharitri Mohapatra1, Sidhartha Sankar Das2, Debabrata Dash1, Nirupma Chayani1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Bimoch Projna Paty
Department of Microbiology, S. C. B. Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Paty BP, Sarangi G, Mohanty DP, Choudhury SR, Mohapatra D, Das SS, Dash D, Chayani N. Nocardia asteroids causing pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as fungal ball.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:58-60


How to cite this URL:
Paty BP, Sarangi G, Mohanty DP, Choudhury SR, Mohapatra D, Das SS, Dash D, Chayani N. Nocardia asteroids causing pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as fungal ball. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];7:58-60
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