Nocardia bacterium is responsible for nocardiosis. It is generally present in air and water and can be passed by just inhaling the dust particles or can get into the body by an open wound. It affects persons with weak immune system or the people infected with HIV/AIDs, transplants or who are in long term use of steroids. The symptoms are night sweats, weight loss,seizures,headache,fever,chest pain,coughing up blood or skin breakdown. The diagnosis includes sputum culture, biopsy of lungs,chest,skin, brain.
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