n South African Journal of Surgery - Disseminated nocardiosis masquerading as abdominal tuberculosis : case report
|Article Title||Disseminated nocardiosis masquerading as abdominal tuberculosis : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||M.A. John, T.E. Madiba, P. Mahabeer, K. Naidoo and A.W. Sturm|
|Publication Date||Feb 2004|
|Pages||17 - 19|
A 32-year-old patient was admitted with a communityacquired pneumonia. She had clinical evidence of AIDS and chest X-ray features consistent with pulmonary tuberculosis. While in the ward she developed an acute abdomen necessitating laparotomy, at which a diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis was made. Sputum and intraoperative pus specimens grew a multiresistant <I>Nocardia brasiliensis</I>. Microbiological investigations for tuberculosis were negative. The patient died after a short ICU admission from multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.
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