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Pulmonary nocardiosis

  • Alternative Names

    Nocardiosis - pulmonary


    Prevention

    Be careful when using corticosteroids. Use these drugs sparingly, in the lowest effective doses and for the shortest periods of time possible.

    Some patients with an impaired immune system may need to take antibiotics for long periods of time to prevent the infection from returning.


    References

    Torres A. Pyogenic Bacterial Pneumonia and Lung Abscess. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus CV, Martin TR, et al. Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 32.