Salivary gland nocardiosis in an immunocompetent patient

Prashanth V. Shetty, Odaiyappan Kannappan, Yashdeep Sinha Sarma

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We report a case of nocardiosis in an immunocompetent patient who presented with pain and multiple swellings in the face. Nocardia asteroides was isolated from the parotid and submandibular salivary glands. The patient was successfully treated by surgical drainage and oral administration of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case from India on N. asteroides affecting the salivary gland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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