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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2015, Article ID 314831, 6 pages
Case Report

Pulmonary Nocardiosis in the Immunocompetent Host: Case Series

1Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
2Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA

Received 26 August 2015; Revised 16 September 2015; Accepted 17 September 2015

Academic Editor: Manel Luján

Copyright © 2015 Inderjit Singh 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.


Pulmonary nocardiosis is commonly recognized as an opportunistic infection in patients with predisposing immunosuppressive conditions. However, reports of pulmonary nocardiosis in the immunocompetent host are rare. Here, we report a case series of four patients with pulmonary nocardiosis without a predisposing condition.