Mixed pulmonary infection in an immunocompromised patient: A rare case report

S. Qureshi, A. Pandey, T. R. Sirohi, S. R. Verma, V. Sardana, C. Agrawal, A. K. Asthana, M. Madan

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Patients who are immunocompromised are predisposed to a variety of common and uncommon pulmonary infections. We report a case of mixed pulmonary infection by drug resistant tuberculosis with a nocardiosis in a 49-year-old man who was a known case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, on prolonged corticosteroid use with diabetes mellitus. Chronic use of corticosteroids is a predisposing factor for opportunistic infections, such as nocardiosis or tuberculosis. Since such a mixed infection is rare, maybe a combined approach to therapy early in the course of disease would be effective in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Nocardia
  • corticosteroid
  • immunocompromised
  • tuberculosis


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