Disseminated Nocardia transvalensis infection resembling pulmonary infarction in a liver transplant recipient

M. Weinberger, A. Eid, L. Schreiber, M. Shapiro, Y. Ilan, E. Libson, T. Sacks, R. Tur-Kaspa

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Abstract

Infections due to Nocardia transvalensis are extremely rare: only four disseminated infections with this pathogen have been reported, three of which ended fatally. This is the first report of a liver transplant recipient with Nocardia transvalensis infection. The patient had disseminated infection with pulmonary involvement, which presented as pulmonary infarction. Despite a ten-day delay in the administration of correct therapy, he responded rapidly to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. The pitfalls of differentiating nocardial infection from pulmonary thromboembolism in solid organ transplant recipients and the diagnostic considerations unique to liver transplant recipients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

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