Nocardia cyriacigeorgica and Aspergillus Co-infection in a Patient with Giant-cell Arteritis
KeywordsImmunosuppression, Nocardia cyriacigeorgica, Asperigillus
Immunosuppressed patients are at greater risk of unusual infections. The authors present the case of a woman with giant-cell arteritis, on oral steroids, who developed cavitating pneumonia due to co-infection with Asperigillus and Nocardia. Reports of such co-infection are rare in the literature. This case highlights the importance of considering rare pathogens in immunosuppressed patients who present with non-specific symptoms, as well as the impact of such pathogens on clinical management. Another important issue is the need for prophylaxis against Nocardia spp. in immunocompromised patients.
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