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dc.contributor.authorHilmar Ásgeirsson
dc.contributor.authorBryndís Sigurðardóttir
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-19T14:21:09Z
dc.date.available2010-07-19T14:21:09Z
dc.date.issued2010-06-01
dc.date.submitted2010-07-19
dc.identifier.citationLæknablaðið 2010, 96(6):419-21en
dc.identifier.issn0023-7213
dc.identifier.pmid20519773
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/107938
dc.descriptionNeðst á síðunni er hægt að nálgast greinina í heild sinni með því að smella á hlekkinn Skoða/Opna(view/open)en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Nocardia is a rare pathogen of mainly immunocomprised patients. Only two cases of nocardiosis have previously been identified in Iceland. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 92-year-old male on glucocorticoid therapy with metastatic bladder cancer presented with two weeks history of progressive swelling and erythema of the hand and deteriorating cognitive functioning. A brain lesion and pulmonary nodules were identified and Nocardia farcinia was cultured from a hand abscess. The patient was initially treated with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole but because of rapid deterioration and old age an end-of-life decision was made. CONCLUSION: This case of nocardiosis illustrates the importance of uncommon opportunistic infections in immunocompromised Icelandic patients.
dc.description.abstractInngangur: Nókardía er baktería sem getur sýkt ónæmisbælda. Nókardíusýking í lungum er algengust en bakterían getur dreifst til fleiri líffæra. Sjúkratilfelli: 92 ára karl með þvagblöðrukrabbamein og á sterameðferð hafði tveggja vikna sögu um bólgu á hendi og vitrænar breytingar. Fyrirferð greindist í heila og hnútar í lungum en frá greftri úr hendi óx Nokardia farcinia. Sýkingin var meðhöndluð með sýklalyfjum en síðar veitt líknandi meðferð. Ályktun: Mikilvægt er að vera vakandi fyrir óvenjulegum sýkingum í ónæmisbældum einstaklingum á Íslandi.
dc.languageice
dc.language.isoisen
dc.publisherLæknafélag Íslands, Læknafélag Reykjavíkuren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.laeknabladid.isen
dc.subjectBakteríusjúkdómaren
dc.subjectLunguen
dc.subject.meshLung Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshNocardia Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshNocardiaen
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agentsen
dc.subject.meshBacteremiaen
dc.titleSýking af völdum nókardíu í ónæmisbældum einstaklingiis
dc.title.alternativeNocardiosis in immunocompromised host presenting as cellulitisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLæknablaðiðen
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-12T10:15:32Z
html.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Nocardia is a rare pathogen of mainly immunocomprised patients. Only two cases of nocardiosis have previously been identified in Iceland. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 92-year-old male on glucocorticoid therapy with metastatic bladder cancer presented with two weeks history of progressive swelling and erythema of the hand and deteriorating cognitive functioning. A brain lesion and pulmonary nodules were identified and Nocardia farcinia was cultured from a hand abscess. The patient was initially treated with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole but because of rapid deterioration and old age an end-of-life decision was made. CONCLUSION: This case of nocardiosis illustrates the importance of uncommon opportunistic infections in immunocompromised Icelandic patients.
html.description.abstractInngangur: Nókardía er baktería sem getur sýkt ónæmisbælda. Nókardíusýking í lungum er algengust en bakterían getur dreifst til fleiri líffæra. Sjúkratilfelli: 92 ára karl með þvagblöðrukrabbamein og á sterameðferð hafði tveggja vikna sögu um bólgu á hendi og vitrænar breytingar. Fyrirferð greindist í heila og hnútar í lungum en frá greftri úr hendi óx Nokardia farcinia. Sýkingin var meðhöndluð með sýklalyfjum en síðar veitt líknandi meðferð. Ályktun: Mikilvægt er að vera vakandi fyrir óvenjulegum sýkingum í ónæmisbældum einstaklingum á Íslandi.


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