Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Nocardial Infections: An Under-Diagnosed Malady of Immunocompromised Hosts

Nocardial Infections: An Under-Diagnosed Malady of Immunocompromised Hostse

Nocardia spp. is emerging as important cause of infections especially in the immunosuppressed patients. Infection is serious with high morbidity and mortality; treatment can be prolonged and difficult with marked tendency to recur. However, a high index of clinical suspicion is required for diagnosis. With growing population of the immunocompromised, it can be assumed that many of these infections go unreported and are largely under-diagnosed.

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