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Lungekaviteter forårsaget af Nocardia cyriacigeorgica hos en immunsupprimeret dreng

Dahlia Caroline Berring1 & Ulrikka Nygaard2 1) Radiologisk Klinik, Rigshospitalet 2) Juliane Marie Centret, Rigshospitalet Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V01140077
Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V01140077
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Lung cavities caused by Nocardia cyriacigeorgica in an immunosuppressed boy
The identification of nodules and/or cavitations in the chest X-ray of a chronically or acute ill patient will rise the suspicion of tuberculosis. However, it is important to be aware of pulmonary nocardiosis as a rare but important differential diagnosis, especially in case of no hilar adenitis. In this case report, we describe a six-year-old boy receiving prednisolone due to nephrotic syndrome, who developed pneumothorax because of pulmonal nocardiosis. The prognosis is good in case of early diagnosis and antibiotic treatment.
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