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March 1964

Disseminated Nocardiosis Caused by Nocardia Brasiliensis: First Case Report in the United States

Author Affiliations


From The Department of Microbiology, Medical College of South Carolina.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(3):426-431. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590270112025

A first case of disseminated nocardiosis caused by Nocardia brasiliensis in a 32-year-old man with a primary diagnosis of multiple myeloma is presented. This is the first time that such a case has been reported in the United States.

The cultural and physiological activities of this organism in different media have been described in order to differentiate between Nocardia asteroides and N brasiliensis.

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