A Rare Case of Drug-Resistant Nocardia transvalensis Infection in a Renal Transplant Patient

Rajan Kapoor, Sreedhar Adapa, Anusha Vakiti, Imran Yaseen Gani, Laura Mulloy, Sandeep Anand Padala

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Nocardia transvalensis is a rare species of Nocardia and is known to be a drug-resistant organism. Multiple cases have been reported of Nocardia species causing opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. To our knowledge, we report the first case of successfully treated drug-resistant Nocardia transvalensis causing pulmonary nocardiosis in a renal transplant patient. Our case validates the importance of prompt identification of Nocardia species and their drug sensitivities to improve clinical outcomes and reduce mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020



  • disseminated nocardiosis
  • immunocompromised
  • kidney transplant
  • linezolid
  • multidrug-resistant Nocardia transvalensis
  • Nocardia
  • Nocardia transvalensis
  • pulmonary nocardiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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