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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105868/successful-treatment-of-disseminated-nocardiosis-caused-by-nocardia-veterana-in-a-dog
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S Yaemsiri, J E Sykes
A 5-year-old male castrated Lhasa Apso cross was evaluated for a 1-month history of inappetence, lethargy, gagging, and progressive right thoracic limb lameness. Synovial fluid analysis revealed nonseptic suppurative inflammation, and a diagnosis of immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA) was made. After 3 months of treatment with prednisone and later cyclosporine, the dog developed multiple firm cutaneous and subcutaneous masses and a focal mass within the jejunum. Cultures of blood, urine, skin lesions, and the jejunal mass identified Nocardia veterana by matrix-absorption laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and allowed for earlier identification of the organism compared to more traditional secA1 gene sequencing...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102124/transparent-tiger-barb-puntius-tetrazona-a-fish-model-for-in-vivo-analysis-of-nocardial-infection
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F Wang, X G Wang, C Liu, O Q Chang, Y Y Feng, L Jiang, K B Li
Nocardiosis afflicts multiple species of cultured fish, resulting in substantial economic losses to the aquaculture industry, however, lack of detailed knowledge on disease pathogenesis has hampered the development of effective prevention and control strategies. In this study, we injected a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled Nocardia seriolae strain into a transparent mutant strain of Tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) to monitor tissue pathogen accumulation and tissue damage in vivo, and to clarify the relationship between pathogenic processes and overt symptoms...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066492/granulomatous-thyroiditis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Darshan P Trivedi, Ramesh Bhagat, Yukihiro Nakanishi, Alun Wang, Krzysztof Moroz, Nadja K Falk
BACKGROUND: Granulomatous disease in the thyroid gland has been linked to viral, bacterial and autoimmune etiologies. The most common granulomatous disease of the thyroid is subacute granulomatous thyroiditis, which is presumed to have a viral or post-viral inflammatory cause. Bacterial etiologies include tuberculosis, actinomycosis, and nocardiosis, but are extremely rare. Disseminated actinomycosis and nocardiosis more commonly affect organ-transplant patients with the highest susceptibility within the first year after transplant surgery...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059035/nocardia-beijingensis-pericarditis-presenting-with-cardiac-tamponade-a-case-report
#4
Nattinee Laksananun, Parichat Salee, Quanhathai Kaewpoowat
We report the first case of Nocardia beijingensis pericarditis in a 32-year-old HIV-infected patient. He presented with cardiac tamponade after failing to respond to treatment for smear-negative pulmonary and pericardial tuberculosis (TB). The pericardial fluid was examined several times before it eventually revealed filamentous branching organisms in Gram and modified acid-fast bacilli stain. The culture grew Nocardia spp. and was identified by 16s rRNA sequencing as N. beijingensis. Eight previously reported cases of Nocardia pericarditis in HIV-infected patients were caused by Nocardia asteroides...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038748/virulence-test-using-nematodes-to-prescreen-nocardia-species-capable-of-inducing-neurodegeneration-and-behavioral-disorders
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Claire Bernardin Souibgui, Anthony Zoropogui, Jeremy Voisin, Sebastien Ribun, Valentin Vasselon, Petar Pujic, Veronica Rodriguez-Nava, Patrick Belly, Benoit Cournoyer, Didier Blaha
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a disorder characterized by dopaminergic neuron programmed cell death. The etiology of PD remains uncertain-some cases are due to selected genes associated with familial heredity, others are due to environmental exposure to toxic components, but over 90% of cases have a sporadic origin. Nocardia are Actinobacteria that can cause human diseases like nocardiosis. This illness can lead to lung infection or central nervous system (CNS) invasion in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033815/cutaneous-nocardiosis-simulating-cutaneous-lymphatic-sporotrichosis
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Pedro Secchin, Beatriz Moritz Trope, Larissa Araujo Fernandes, Glória Barreiros, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva
Sporotrichosis is the subcutaneous mycosis caused by several species of the Sporothrix genus. With worldwide occurrence, the State of Rio de Janeiro is presently undergoing a zoonotic sporotrichosis epidemic. The form of lymphocutaneous nocardiosis is rare, being caused especially by Nocardia brasiliensis. It appears as a nodular or ulcerated lesion, with multiple painful erythematous nodules or satellite pustules distributed along the lymphatic tract, similar to the lymphocutaneous variant of sporotrichosis...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969125/unfolding-of-a-clinically-suspected-case-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#7
Savitha Thirouvengadame, Swapna Muthusamy, Vignesh Kanna Balaji, Joshy Maducolil Easow
Pulmonary nocardiosis caused by Nocardia mimics pulmonary tuberculosis in many aspects. Here, we report a case of suspected pulmonary tuberculosis turning into pulmonary nocardiosis following microbiological evaluation. Sputum sample of the patient grew Nocardia otitidiscaviarum. Identification was done by conventional methods and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight. He was given co-trimoxazole based on susceptibility reports. Even though Nocardia is a rare entity, pulmonary nocardiosis should be ruled out before starting antitubercular treatment to avoid unnecessary burden to the patient and community...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966493/clinical-manifestations-of-nocardiosis-study-of-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Teena Wadhwa, Usha Baveja, Navin Kumar, Deepak Govil, Sharmila Sengupta
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the predisposing risk factors, clinical presentations, laboratory parameters, and treatments taken and outcomes in patients of nocardiosis in the span of 5 years in a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients whose specimens showed Nocardia like organism in Gram-staining, Kinyoun staining and characteristic colonies in culture were included in the retrospective analysis study. Retrospective analysis of associated risk factors, clinical presentations, and radiological findings was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922286/nocardia-infections-in-solid-organ-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Julien Coussement, David Lebeaux, Claire Rouzaud, Olivier Lortholary
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nocardia spp. is a gram-positive bacteria that may cause infections in humans. Nocardiosis has been described since the early years of transplantation. This review aims to provide an overview of present knowledge regarding posttransplant nocardiosis, with a focus on recent findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Nocardiosis is not rare among transplant recipients, especially after thoracic transplantation and/or in case of intense immunosuppressive regimen or use of tacrolimus...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918971/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-with-cerebral-abscesses-mimicking-metastatic-lung-cancer-three-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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A Fourrier, M Kerjouan, C Piau, P A Lentz, C Ricordel, H Léna, R Corre, B Desrues, S Jouneau
Nocardiosis is an infectious disease with wide range of clinical features, which can eventually lead to death. The agent responsible belongs to the genus Nocardia that includes about fifty different species. Nocardiosis occurs mainly in immunocompromised hosts. We report here three cases of disseminated nocardiosis misdiagnosed initially as cerebral metastatic lung cancer. These patients, including two immunocompetent hosts, presented with both pulmonary and cerebral lesions. In all three patients, the diagnosis was based on magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion sequence, apparent diffusion coefficient reconstruction and neurosurgical cerebral biopsies...
September 14, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911184/subcellular-localization-and-function-study-of-a-secreted-phospholipase-c-from-nocardia-seriolae
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Liqun Xia, Haiying Liang, Liang Xu, Jianlin Chen, Michaël Bekaert, Honglian Zhang, Yishan Lu
Fish nocardiosis is a chronic systemic granulomatous disease, and Nocardia seriolae is the main pathogen that causes it. The pathogenesis and virulence factors of N. seriolae are not fully understood. A phospholipase C (PLC), which is likely to be a secreted protein targeting host cell mitochondria, was found by a bioinformatics analysis of the whole genome sequence of N. seriolae. In order to determine the subcellular localization and study the preliminary function of PLC from N. seriolae (NsPLC), in this study gene cloning, secreted protein identification, subcellular localization in host cells and apoptosis detection of NsPLC were carried out...
September 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#12
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839491/non-coding-rnas-are-differentially-expressed-by-nocardia-brasiliensis-in-vitro-and-in-experimental-actinomycetoma
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Josué S Cruz-Rabadán, Juan Miranda-Ríos, Guadalupe Espín-Ocampo, Luis J Méndez-Tovar, Héctor Rubén Maya-Pineda, Francisca Hernández-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Nocardia spp. are common soil-inhabiting bacteria that frequently infect humans through traumatic injuries or inhalation routes and cause infections, such as actinomycetoma and nocardiosis, respectively. Nocardia brasiliensis is the main aetiological agent of actinomycetoma in various countries. Many bacterial non-coding RNAs are regulators of genes associated with virulence factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to identify non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) expressed during infection conditions and in free-living form (in vitro) in Nocardia brasiliensis...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836562/a-novel-case-of-pulmonary-nocardiosis-with-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#14
Teng Han, Ying-Mei Liu, Ting Yang, Hua-Ping Dai, Xiao-Lei Zhang
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September 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
#15
H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761296/primary-cutaneous-nocardiosis-caused-by-nocardia-takedensis
#16
Taek Geun Lee, Woo Jung Jin, Woo Seok Jeong, Seung Hyun Moon, Tae Gwang Kwon, Sook Kyung Lee, Hye Sook Kang, Hyun Hwangbo
Nocardia species are aerobic, gram-positive, filamentous, partially acid-fast actinomycetes which are found worldwide in soil and decaying organic plant matter. When they infect human beings, they generally enter through the respiratory tract and then disseminate systemically. Rarely has a primary infection occurred as the result of direct inoculation. Isolation of Nocardia from clinical specimens and identification of species are difficult. But, with the introduction of new genetic technologies, reports of novel species of Nocardia have increased...
August 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729142/nocardia-farcinica-brain-abscess-report-of-3-cases
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Ana Galacho-Harriero, Pedro D Delgado-López, Maria P Ortega-Lafont, Javier Martín-Alonso, José M Castilla-Díez, Belen Sánchez-Borge
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system nocardial infection is a rarely reported disease that usually affects patients with predisposing and debilitating conditions but also the immunocompetent population. The most common variant affecting the brain is Nocardia farcinica. Management of brain nocardiosis is troublesome and requires consideration of the severity of the underlying systemic disease, the difficulties in identifying the bacterium, and the frequent delay in initiating adequate therapy...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716481/-disseminated-nocardiosis-caused-by-nocardia-nova-with-brain-abscesses-and-osteomyelitis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#18
P-L Conan, C Ficko, F Charton, O Bylicki, H Le Floch, J Margery, F Rivière
INTRODUCTION: Nocardia is an opportunist bacteria involved in patients with cellular immunodepression or chronic lung disease. The most frequent portals of entry are the respiratory tract by inhalation or direct inoculation through a cutaneous effraction. Nocardiosis may be localised or disseminated. CASE REPORT: We report a rare case of disseminated nocardiosis to Nocardia nova with pulmonary, cutaneous, cerebral attacks and femoral osteomyelitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by prolonged cultures of the bronchoalveolar fluid and the pus extracted from a cutaneous lesion...
July 14, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706856/disseminated-nocardia-cyriacigeorgia-causing-pancreatitis-in-a-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplant-recipient
#19
Jason Chen, Jonathan Pan, Joanne Filicko-O'Hara, Margaret Kasner, Phyllis Flomenberg
We report the first published case of acute pancreatitis secondary to disseminated nocardiosis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipient on chronic immunosuppression for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Nocardiosis in the HSCT population is relatively rare, and has not yet been described in haploidentical HSCT recipients. Our patient is a 28-year-old male with a history of haploidentical HSCT and GVHD of the skin and lung who was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. The workup for the etiology of his pancreatitis was initially unrevealing...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688759/-respiratory-infections-caused-by-slow-growing-bacteria-nocardia-actinomyces-rhodococcus
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E Eschapasse, C Hussenet, A Bergeron, D Lebeaux
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia caused by slow-growing bacteria is rare but sometimes severe. STATE OF THE ART: These infections share many similarities such as several differential diagnoses, difficulties to identify the pathogen, the importance of involving the microbiologist in the diagnostic investigation and the need for prolonged antibiotic treatment. However, major differences distinguish them: Nocardia and Rhodococcus infect mainly immunocompromised patients while actinomycosis also concerns immunocompetent patients; the severity of nocardioses is related to their hematogenous spread while locoregional extension by contiguity makes the gravity of actinomycosis...
June 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
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