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October 1986

Disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis Infection Following Cryptococcal Disease

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)