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Risk Factors for Nocardiosis

List of Risk Factors for Nocardiosis

The list of risk factors mentioned for Nocardiosis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Severely immunocompromised persons (e.g., persons with malignancy, connective tissue disorders, bone marrow or solid organ transplantation, high-dose corticosteroid use, or HIV infection), alcoholism or pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and males (ratio male:female = 3:1) (Source: excerpt from Nocardiosis: DBMD)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Nocardiosis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Nocardiosis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Nocardiosis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Nocardiosis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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