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Nocardia infection, also known as nocardiosis, is a rare condition caused by the bacterium Nocardia asteroides. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several different types of this condition can occur. In 80 percent of case[read article]

Tests for Nocardia Infection

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Nocardia Species Culture
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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Brochoscopy is a simple medical procedure. It is used to see inside the lungs. Bronchoscopy can be combined with a procedure to collect pieces of lung tissue. This ...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Nocardia Infection

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Therapeutic Immunosuppression
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Surgical Procedures for Nocardia Infection

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Aspiration of Brain Abscess
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Puncture Aspiration of Abscess of Skin
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Prescribed Medications for Nocardia Infection

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AMIKACIN (am i KAY sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral ...  More
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MINOCYCLINE (mi noe SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops the growth of some bacteria. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like acne, respirat...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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LINEZOLID (li NE zoh lid) is an oxazolidinone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral...  More
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CEFOTAXIME (sef oh TAKS eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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SULFADIAZINE (sul fa DYE a zeen) is an sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, like those of the brain, ears, and ...  More
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP (suhl fuh meth OK suh zohl; trye METH oh prim) is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trime...  More
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SULFISOXAZOLE (sul fi SOX a zole) is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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IMIPENEM; CILASTATIN (i mi PEN em; sye la STAT in) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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CEFTIZOXIME (sef ti ZOX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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