Intraocular nocardiosis: a further case and review

Int Ophthalmol. 1989 May;13(3):177-80. doi: 10.1007/BF02028206.


A case is presented of bilateral intraocular nocardial infection associated with lung and liver foci and responding to treatment. Difficulties in diagnosis and treatment are discussed. It is suggested that unusual infections such as this should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chorioretinitis, and should be carefully sought, especially in immunocompromised patients. However, our patient is unusual in having no evidence of immunosuppression predisposing to ocular involvement in his nocardial infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Chorioretinitis / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endophthalmitis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / complications
  • Lung Diseases / complications
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nocardia Infections / complications*
  • Nocardia Infections / diagnosis
  • Nocardia Infections / drug therapy
  • Radiography
  • Sulfamethazine / therapeutic use
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination / therapeutic use
  • Ultrasonography
  • Visual Acuity


  • Sulfamethazine
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination