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Medical Term:

nocardiosis

Pronunciation: no-kar-de-o'sis

Definition

A generalized disease in humans and other animals caused by Nocardia asteroides, N. otitidiscaviarum, N. transvalensis, and N. brasiliensis; characterized by primary pulmonary lesions that may be subclinical or chronic with hematogenous spread to deep viscera, including the central nervous system; most commonly occurs in immunosuppressed patients.

Synonym(s): nocardiasis

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