Title

Bronchiolitis Obliterans and Nocardia Asteroides Infection of the Lung

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1987

Description

This report describes a patient with right lower lung (RLL) pneumonia of a subacute nature. Sputum and bronchial washings both grew N asteroides. Open lung biopsy showed bronchiolitis obliterans. Both the clinical and radiologic picture dramatically improved during three weeks of treatment with trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP - SMX), indicating the possibility that N asteroides infection contribute to bronchiolitis obliterans pneumonia in this patient.

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