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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