Primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by nocardia brasiliensis

Gyo Shin Kang, Dong Min Kim, Myung Hoon Lee, Moo Kyu Suh, Gyoung Yim Ha, Tae Jung Jang, Kyungwon Lee

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Abstract

Nocardiosis is an uncommon, potentially life-threatening infectious disease caused by several species of the genus Nocardia, which are Gram-positive branched bacilli. Most infections enter through the respiratory tract and then disseminate systemically but rarely has a primary infection occurred resulting from direct inoculation. Isolation of Nocardia from clinical specimens and identification of species is difficult and require a specialized microbiologist. We report a case of primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by N. brasiliensis in a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed by bacterial culture and 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing. The skin lesions improved with trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole antibiotic therapy for 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-734
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume49
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1

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Nocardia Infections
Nocardia
16S Ribosomal RNA
RNA Sequence Analysis
Infection
Respiratory System
Bacillus
Communicable Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Skin
Therapeutics

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Kang, G. S., Kim, D. M., Lee, M. H., Suh, M. K., Ha, G. Y., Jang, T. J., & Lee, K. (2011). Primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by nocardia brasiliensis. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 49(8), 730-734.
Kang, Gyo Shin ; Kim, Dong Min ; Lee, Myung Hoon ; Suh, Moo Kyu ; Ha, Gyoung Yim ; Jang, Tae Jung ; Lee, Kyungwon. / Primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by nocardia brasiliensis. In: Korean Journal of Dermatology. 2011 ; Vol. 49, No. 8. pp. 730-734.
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In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 49, No. 8, 01.08.2011, p. 730-734.

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