Nocardiosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: George Kurdgelashvili, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print
Questions & Answers

Overview

What is nocardiosis?

What is the pathophysiology of nocardiosis?

What is the prevalence of nocardiosis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of nocardiosis?

What is the prognosis of nocardiosis?

What are the racial predilections of nocardiosis?

What are the sexual predilections of nocardiosis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of nocardiosis?

What is included in patient education about nocardiosis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristics of nocardiosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of nocardiosis?

Which conditions increase the risk for pulmonary and disseminated nocardiosis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Nocardiosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of nocardiosis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of nocardiosis?

What is the role of CSF analysis in the diagnosis of nocardiosis?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of nocardiosis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of nocardiosis?

Treatment

How is nocardiosis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nocardiosis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with nocardiosis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of nocardiosis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of nocardiosis?

How is nocardiosis prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with nocardiosis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of nocardiosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Nocardiosis?