Disseminated nocardiosis due to Nocardia terpenica

Takahiro Matsuo, Hiroshi Nakaoka, Nobuyoshi Mori, Aki Sakurai, Torahiko Jinta, Naoki Nishimura, Tomohide Tamura, Tohru Gonoi, Keiichi Furukawa, Naohiko Chohnabayashi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1368
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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