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dc.contributor.authorHakawi, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorAl Rabiah, F.A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:26:00Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2008EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1404/14_4_2008_0966_0971.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117516
dc.description966-971EN
dc.description.abstractWe aimed to study the clinical pattern of nocardiosis in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia using a retrospective review of cases from 1987 to 2003. A total of 19 patients were identified as having culture-proven nocardial infection. The most common underlying condition was renal transplantation in 8 patients [‎42%]‎. Lungs were the most common sites of involvement in 12 patients [‎63%]‎. Three Nocardia species were isolated in our series: N. asteroides [‎58%]‎, N. brasiliensis [‎21%]‎, and N. otitidiscaviarum [‎21%]‎. A high index of suspicion is essential in susceptible patients presenting with pulmonary infiltrate, cerebral abscess or deep soft-tissue abscess and usually requires an active diagnostic workup and early administration of appropriate therapyEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectRetrospective StudiesEN
dc.subjectKidney TransplantationEN
dc.subjectEarly DiagnosisEN
dc.subjectBrain AbscessEN
dc.subjectTreatment OutcomeEN
dc.subjectSulfonamidesEN
dc.subject.meshNocardia InfectionsEN
dc.titleClinical pattern of nocardiosis in Saudi Arabia: a case seriesEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (‎4)‎, 966-971, 2008


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