Disseminated nocardiosis due to Nocardia terpenica

J Infect Chemother. 2021 Apr 25;S1341-321X(21)00121-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2021.04.014. Online ahead of print.


We report the first case of disseminated nocardiosis due to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole-resistant Nocardia terpenica successfully treated with meropenem and clarithromycin. The patient travelled to Japan from Australia via Southeast Asia, which led to differential diagnoses of multiple lung nodules including miliary tuberculosis and melioidosis as well as nocardiosis. Because of variety of susceptibility depending on the Nocardia species, clinicians need to confirm the species and investigate its susceptibility.

Keywords: Disseminated; Nocardia terpenica; Nocardiosis.

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