The spectrum of nocardia lung disease in cystic fibrosis

Meir Mei-Zahav, Galit Livnat, Lea Bentur, Huda Mussaffi, Dario Prais, Patrick Stafler, Ophir Bar-On, Guy Steuer, Hannah Blau*

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Abstract

We reviewed all cases of Nocardia infection in cystic fibrosis patients at 2 centers. Eight of 200 patients had Nocardia in sputum. Four developed severe lung disease, including 3 with associated allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; 4 remained clinically stable. Nocardia is often associated with significant lung disease in cystic fibrosis, possibly associated with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or steroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-911
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • aspergillus
  • cystic fibrosis
  • lung transplant
  • nocardiosis
  • steroids

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