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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014, Article ID 963482, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/963482
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Pulmonary Nocardiosis in Immunocompetent Patient

1Department of Chest Diseases, Abant Izzet Baysal University School of Medicine, Gölköy, 14280 Bolu, Turkey
2Department of Chest Diseases, Karabuk University School of Medicine, 78000 Karabuk, Turkey
3Pulmonary Division, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, 34010 Istanbul, Turkey
4Yedikule Chest Diseases and Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, 34010 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 26 July 2014; Accepted 25 October 2014; Published 17 November 2014

Academic Editor: Akif Turna

Copyright © 2014 Zehra Yaşar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pulmonary nocardiosis is a subacute or chronic necrotizing pneumonia caused by aerobic actinomycetes of the genus Nocardia and rare in immune-competent patients. A 35-year-old male, who had treated with antituberculosis drugs, presented with cough, dyspnea, and expectoration with episodes of hemoptysis with purulent sputum. The diagnosis of nocardiosis was made by microscopic examination of the surgically resected portion of the lung and revealed filamentous Gram-positive bacteria.