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Journal of Radiological Review 2021 December;8(4):302-6

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.21.00161-6

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Nocardiosis: pictorial review of radiologic findings

Maria C. IMPERATO 1 , Salvatore CAPPABIANCA 1, Federica ROMANO 2, Candida MASSIMO 2, Gaetano REA 2, Giacomo SICA 2, Tullio VALENTE 2

1 Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy; 2 Department of Radiology, Monaldi Hospital, AORN dei Colli, Naples, Italy



Nocardiosis is a rare infectious disease that most commonly affects immunocompromised patients and primarily involves the lungs, but can determine disseminated disease and reach other organs in particular the central nervous system, skin and muscles. Knowledge of the different imaging appearances of Nocardia infection is important to guide radiologists toward the diagnosis and to help clinicians proceed with prompt treatment. The aim of this observational retrospective dual-center study is to describe radiological appearances of nocardiosis, with a focus on the different pulmonary manifestations.


KEY WORDS: Nocardia infections; Opportunistic infections; Imaging

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