March 1971

Nocardia brasiliensis Lymphocutaneous Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Tucson, Ariz
From the departments of microbiology and medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(3):246-247. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100140112014

A case of lymphocutaneous syndrome was caused by Nocardia brasiliensis in a 7-year-old Arizona boy. Features of this case suggest that cats may be mechanical vectors of the organism, and that nocardia infections may be a cause of weakly positive tuberculin skin test reactions.