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  • Nocardia arthritidis scleritis: A case report. [Case Reports]
    Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2023 Mar; 29:101794.Abdelmegid O, Thakur S, Cheung AY
  • CONCLUSIONS: This unique case demonstrates infectious scleritis caused by an uncommon Nocardia species (N. arthritidis) that was successfully treated with similar strategies used for other reported Nocardia species. As Nocardia scleritis can lead to adverse outcomes if not treated promptly and properly, it should be considered on the differential diagnoses in an immunocompromised patient who presents with acute ocular symptoms after any recent ocular surgery.
  • A Rare Case of Osteomyelitis of an Ankle Caused by Mycobacterium chelonae. [Case Reports]
    Antibiotics (Basel). 2023 Jan 06; 12(1)Ryskova L, Kukla R, … Ryska P
  • Mycobacterium chelonae, a rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium, is usually described as a causative agent of soft tissue infections (postsurgical, posttraumatic, posttransplantation, postinjection, catheter infection, etc.), but only rarely as a cause of osteomyelitis. The authors describe a case report of a 72-year-old man with osteomyelitis of the talus. Initially, the infection was ass…
  • Mycobacterium abscessus Complex Osteomyelitis of the Wrist. [Case Reports]
    Cureus. 2022 Dec; 14(12):e32593.Alter N, Trenschel RW, … Shoja MM
  • Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus) is a ubiquitous, rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacterium, which is known to cause life-threatening lung infections in immunocompromised individuals following exposure to contaminated injectable products. We report a case of M. abscessus osteomyelitis of the right wrist in a 28-year-old patient with a history of intravenous drug use and a recent surgica…
  • [The Importance of Gram-stained Smears in the Diagnosis of Nocardia Infections]. [Journal Article]
    Mikrobiyol Bul. 2023 Jan; 57(1):108-118.Ölmez S, Otlu B, … Sancak B
  • Nocardia species are low virulence bacteria found in nature. They can be an infectious agent, especially in patients with risk factors such as underlying immunosuppression, chronic lung disease, and malignancy. They can be easily overlooked because they are not seen frequently and has no pathognomonic symptoms. With this study, it was aimed to draw attention to the importance of microscopic exami…
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