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October 1986

Disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis Infection Following Cryptococcal Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr Schreiner), Dermatology (Drs de Castro, Jorizzo, Solomon, and Holder), and Pathology (Dr Solomon), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr Schreiner is now with the Department of Internal Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(10):1186-1190. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660220104022

• Nocardiosis is an increasing clinical problem, especially in immunocompromised patients. The offending species is almost always Nocardia asteroides. Cryptococcosis is also an increasing problem in the immunosuppressed. We describe a patient with probable disseminated cryptococcosis followed by disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis infection. Only eight patients with disseminated N brasiliensis infection have been described, to our knowledge, in the United States.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:1186-1190)

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