Pulmonary nocardiosis in a child with systemic lupus erythematosus: Report of a case

S. M. Wang, C. C. Liu, C. T. Chen, A. C. Chen, M. H. Wu

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Abstract

Nocardiosis is an uncommon complication in children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This is a case report of pulmonary nocardiosis in a 13-year-old girl with SLE, who presented with fever, chest pain and tachypnea. She had been treated with steroids and cytotoxic agents for five months. Nocardia asteroides was isolated from a surgical specimen culture. The pulmonary nocardiosis was treated by surgical excision in combination with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Nocardia sp should be considered as a possible agent of infection in immunocompromised patients, especially those treated with corticosteroids at the time of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-508
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume94
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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