Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 37(2); 1990 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1990;37(2):211-215.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1990.
A Case of Pulmonary Nocardiosis
Se Ho Chang1, Jong Duk Lee1, Sung Kyung Woo1, Sang Gun Sim1, Joong Hyeon Cho1, Mon Hong Doh1, Young Sil Whang1, Hyoung Seob Kim2, Kuk Young Maeng2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, College of Medicine, Chinju, Korea
2Department of Clinical Pathology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, College of Medicine, Chinju, Korea
폐 Nocardiosis 1예
장세호1, 이종덕1, 우성경1, 심상군1, 조중현1, 도문홍1, 황영실1, 김형섭2, 맹국영2
Nocardiosis is a localized or disseminated infection caused by a soil-borne aerobic actinomycete which is gram-positve and weak acid-fast usually introduced through the respiratory tract. The pulmonary event in humans may be transient or subclinical or may provoke an acute or chronic bronchopulmonary process mimicking tuberculous and mycotic infection or malignancy. Nocardia l infection are not rare in the USA, but very rare in Korea . We have exprienced a case of pulmpnary nocardiosis associated with aspergillosis. The diagnosis was made by culture of the sputum and open lung biopsy specimens showing characteristic weak acid-fastness on modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining with branching hyphae on gram staining and histologic examination of open lung biopsy specimens. We report a case of pulmonary nocardiosis with the review of the relevant literatures.

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