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Pulmonary Nocardiosis with Esophageal Involvement: A Rare Imaging Finding

Vishnu Appukuttan Kumari, Hiba Samed, Aswathy Chandranath, Ameer K Azeez, Viji M Mohan

Keywords : Case report, Esophageal thickening, High-resolution computed tomography, Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Nocardiosis, Opportunistic infection

Citation Information : Kumari VA, Samed H, Chandranath A, Azeez AK, Mohan VM. Pulmonary Nocardiosis with Esophageal Involvement: A Rare Imaging Finding. Indian J Respir Care 2023; 12 (3):272-276.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1062

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection that most commonly affects the lungs. On imaging, pulmonary nocardiosis can mimic tuberculosis, chronic pneumonia, and even malignancies. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy is relatively rare and esophageal involvement is even rarer in nocardiosis. However, it is possible for dissemination to occur to any site in the systemic form of the disease. Here, we present a case of biopsy-proven nocardiosis with esophageal and mediastinal nodal involvement with emphasis on imaging.

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