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Nocardiosis: Introduction

Nocardiosis: A rare infectious disease caused by the bacteria Nocardia asteroides which primarily affects the lung but may also involve the brain, soft tissues and other organs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nocardiosis is available below.

Symptoms of Nocardiosis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Nocardiosis?

Nocardiosis: Deaths

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Types of Nocardiosis

  • Nocardia asteroides
  • N. farcinica
  • N. nova
  • N.transvalensis
  • N. brasiliensis
  • more types...»

Nocardiosis: Complications

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Causes of Nocardiosis

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Disease Topics Related To Nocardiosis

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Nocardiosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Nocardiosis

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Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is more »

Nocardiosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Nocardiosis

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Nocardiosis: Rare Types

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Nocardiosis: Animations

Prognosis for Nocardiosis

Prognosis for Nocardiosis: infection may last for months or years

Research about Nocardiosis

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Statistics for Nocardiosis

Nocardiosis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Nocardiosis:

A genus of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria whose species are widely distributed and are abundant in soil. Some strains are pathogenic opportunists for man and animals. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Nocardiosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Nocardiosis, or a subtype of Nocardiosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Nocardiosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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