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First report of Nocardia fusca isolated in humans
  1. María Ercibengoa Arana,
  2. José María Marimón Ortiz de Zarate
  1. University Hospital Donostia, Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr María Ercibengoa Arana, mercara{at}


Nocardia fusca was first described in 1983; however, to date, no report of human infection has been done. In this work, we report the first case of N. fusca isolation during an episode of acute exacerbation in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The extent of the role of N. fusca as human pathogen still has to be determined.

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