Unilateral vocal cord paralysis as a result of a Nocardia farcinica laryngeal abscess

E. Cohen, D. Blickstein, E. Inbar, Z. Samra, M. Weinberger

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Abstract

Nocardia farcinica is an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised hosts, accounting for 20% of Nocardia isolates in the USA and 13-44% of isolates in Europe. The case of a 72-year-old lymphoma patient with a laryngeal abscess caused by Nocardia farcinica is presented. The initial clinical manifestation was unilateral vocal cord paralysis, which improved following surgical drainage of the abscess and therapy with imipenem. The English-language literature on human Nocardia farcinica infection is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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