Title

First Case of Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis Causing Primary Cutaneous Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

6-30-2020

Keywords

primary cutaneous nocardiosis, Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis, immunocompetent

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

Nocardia brasiliensis is the most common cause of cutaneous nocardiosis. Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis is an emerging species responsible for invasive and disseminated disease in immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of a 67-year-old immunocompetent patient without significant past medical history diagnosed with primary cutaneous nocardiosis with N pseudobrasiliensis as the causative organism. In our opinion, we report the first case of primary cutaneous nocardiosis in an immunocompetent patient with N pseudobrasiliensis being the causative agent.

Publisher or Conference

Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports

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