The first case of Nocardia transvalensis infection in varicella in a previously immunocompetent child

Elena Bozzola, Beatrice Chiarini Testa, Andrzej Krzysztofiak, Laura Lancella, Anna Quondamcarlo, Renato Cutrera

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Abstract

A child referred to Infectious Disease Unit for varicella complicated by pneumonia with pleural effusion. Due to not improvement, laboratory search was extended to uncommon pathogens, revealing Nocardia transvalensis infection.It is likely that varicella induced immunodepression, facilitating opportunistic infection in an otherwise healthy and immunocompetent child. To our knowledge, our report is the first case of Nocardia infection in varicella.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3103-3105
Number of pages3
JournalVaccine
Volume29
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 12 2011

Keywords

  • Children
  • Nocardia transvalensis
  • Pneumonia
  • Varicella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)
  • Molecular Medicine

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