Nocardia beijingensis infection; a summary of 19 reported cases

Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit

Abstract


Nocardia species are a group of gram-positive bacteria that can cause disease in human beings. Nocardia beijingensis infection is a new atypical nocardia infection. There are only a few reports on this new emerging infectious disease. In this report, the authors summarize the clinical characteristics of human N. beijingensis infection from available 19 published case reports. According to the literature search, there are at least 19 cases reports of N. beijingensis infections. The infections occurred in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. There are various sites of infections. Of those sites, lung infections can be seen in nine cases. According to this study, the lung is the most common site of N. beijingensis. The infection can be seen in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent cases. As a new emerging infectious disease, practitioners should recognize the possibility of this infection in clinical practice.
Keywords: Infection, Nocardia beijingensis, Lung, Tuberculosis
Citation: Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Nocardia beijingensis infection; a summary of 19 reported cases. J Negat Results Clin Exp Stud. 2019;2:e01.

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