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Nocardia and Nocardiosis

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Jul 09 2023, 7:56 pm

hallo Dr MoBeen your diagrams are really helpful! thank you.

Nocardia is a gram positive bacterium that makes thin filaments like the mycelium of the fungi. It is catalase positive, superoxide dismutase positive, beaded, irregular, rod. It is also facultative intracellular and strict aerobe. It is an opportunistic pathogen i.e. it is a facultative pathogen. It typically causes disease in those individuals that have a weak immune system, especially weak cell-mediated immunity. Let's discuss the properties, virulence, labs, disease, and management of nocardiosis.

* Recognize clinical manifestations and risk factors of Nocardiosis.

* Understand microbiological characteristics and classification of Nocardia.

* Identify laboratory findings indicative of Nocardia infection.

* Appreciate importance of surgical intervention in managing Nocardiosis.

* Describe immunological response to Nocardia infection.

* Understand the treatment options available for managing Nocardiosis.

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Dr. Mobeen Syed

Dr. Mobeen Syed

MD., MSc., MSc., BSc

Mobeen Syed is the CEO of DrBeen Corp, a modern online medical education marketplace. Mobeen is a medical doctor and a software engineer. He graduated from the prestigious King Edward Medical University Lahore. He has been teaching medicine since 1994. Mobeen is also a software engineer and engineering leader. In this role, Mobeen has run teams consisting of hundreds of engineers and millions of dollars of budgets. Mobeen loves music, teaching, and doing business. He lives in Cupertino CA.


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