Author | Sunil K. Ahuja, MD

Articles

Pulmonary nocardiosis mimicking empyema necessitatis

January 01, 2008

Nocardia asteroides is a rarecause of pulmonary or disseminatedinfection in immunocompetentpersons. Pleuralcompromise is common, butempyema necessitatis is veryrare. The authors describe anapparently immunocompetentpatient with N asteroides infectionwho had chest wallcompromise mimicking empyemanecessitatis.