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

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Case Report, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Nocardial Infections: An Under-Diagnosed Malady of Immunocompromised Hosts

Sarika Jain1*, Shalini Duggal2, Tulsi Das Chugh3, ZU Khan4, Rachel Chandy4 and Jasbir Kaur3
1Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
2Department of Microbiology, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini, New Delhi 110085, India
3Department of Microbiology, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India
4Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Corresponding author : Dr. Sarika Jain, M.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 24, 2013 Accepted: November 18, 2013 Published: November 22, 2013
Citation: Jain S, Duggal S, Chugh TD, Khan ZU, Chandy R, et al. (2013) Nocardial Infections: An Under-Diagnosed Malady of Immunocompromised Hosts. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 2:4. doi: 10.4172/2329-9541.1000118

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Nocardia; Gram stain; Immunocompromised

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