Pulmonary Nocardiosis Mimicking Tuberculosis


  • Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Chest & TB, Jalandhar, India
  • Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ludhiana, India


Pulmonary nocardiosis is an infrequent and severe infection due to Nocardia species, microorganisms that may behave both as opportunists and as primary pathogens. Diagnosis of pulmonary nocardiosis is frequently delayed and a high level of suspicion is required in patients with underlying diseases or chronic corticosteroid therapy. Hereby we are presenting a case of pulmonary nocardiosis mimicking tuberculosis in an immonocompromised patient.


Nocardia, Tuberculosis, Immunosupression, COPD, Pneumonitis.

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