Concomitant Pulmonary Nocardiosis and Candidiasis in a Patient on Steroids – A Case Report

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,1,353-355.
Published:January 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Tejashree A1, G.S.Vijay Kumar2, Madhuri Kulkarni3, Thejaswini.H.S4

1,3-Professor, 2-Professor and HOD, 4-Post Graduate, Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysore- 570004, Karnataka, INDIA.


Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection, a possible cause of pulmonary & systemic infection in immunocompromised patients. We report on a case of concomitant Nocardiosis & Candidiasis, in recently diagnosed 50 year old woman with auto immune haemolytic anaemia with bilateral extensive pneumonia with septicaemia. The patient was on low dose corticosteroid as a short course therapy which has predisposed for nocardiosis and candidiasis. Patient was treated with Amikacin, Imipenem, Linezolid and Ceftriaxone.

LJ media- yellow pigmented colonies