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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-135

Chest wall abscess caused by Nocardia asteroides

Departments of Microbiology and Chest Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Yeshwanthpur and Hebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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We report a case of a postrenal transplant patient currently on immunosuppressive therapy, with an unusual presentation of pulmonary nocardiosis. The patient presented with a right-sided chest wall abscess. Pus was aspirated from the abscess and culture yielded pure growth of Nocardia asteroides. The patient responded well to surgical drainage and long term treatment with cotrimoxazole.

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