Bronchiolitis Obliterans and Nocardia Asteroides Infection of the Lung
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.
Camp, M.; Mehta, J. B.; and Whitson, M.. 1987. Bronchiolitis Obliterans and Nocardia Asteroides Infection of the Lung. Chest. Vol.92(6). 1107-1108. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.92.6.1107 PMID: 3315480