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Pulmonary nocardiosis

  • Alternative Names

    Nocardiosis - pulmonary


    Treatment

    The goal of treatment is to control the infection. Antibiotics are used, but the response to treatment may be slow and you must keep taking the medications for at least 3 months.

    Surgery may be needed to remove or drain infected areas.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome is often good when diagnosed and treated quickly.,

    The outcome is poor when the infection spreads outside the lung, treatment is delayed, or the patient has serious underlying diseases.


    Complications
    • Brain abscesses
    • Skin infections

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this disorder. Early diagnosis and treatment may improve the chance of a good outcome.