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March 1976

Disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Service, dermatology (Drs Karassik and Green) and hematology (Drs Subramanyam and Brook) sections, Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, and the Division of Dermatology, California College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Calif (Drs Karassik and Green).

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(3):370-372. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630270046011

• We report a 40-year-old man with advanced Hodgkin disease who received combination chemotherapy and developed disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis infection.

We discuss opportunistic infections in the compromised host, with particular reference to nocardial disease and certain biologic characteristics of that organism.

(Arch Dermatol 112:370-372, 1976)

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