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1718 Endobronchial Nocardiosis in a 11-Year-Old Child
  1. E Çakır1,
  2. E Torun2,
  3. N Büyükpınar3,
  4. AH Gedik2,
  5. S Ziyade4,
  6. HNS Duru5,
  7. M Bilgin6,
  8. U Topuz7
  1. 1Department of Pediatric Pulmonology
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics
  3. 3Department of Pathology
  4. 4Department of Chest Surgery, Bezmialem Vakif University
  5. 5Department of Pediatrics, Haseki Educational and Research Hospital
  6. 6Department of Radiology
  7. 7Department of Anesthesiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract

Pulmonary nocardiosis is a rare respiratory infection which commonly affects immunocompromised patients but also immunocompetent hosts. The clinical manifestation is variable and endobronchial nocardiosis is indeed a very rare condition. We report a case of endobronchial nocardiosis presenting as nonresolving pneumonia and lung abscess in an immunocompetent child. No predisposing factor could be shown for Nocardia infection. To the our knowledge, this is the first case of endobronchial nocardiosis in the childhood period reported in the literature.

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