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Abstract

Introduction:

Nocardiosis emerges as a serious infection in the immunocompromised patient, causing an aggressive clinical picture, which requires prolonged treatment.

Case presentation:

We present five cases of disseminated nocardiosis in patients under corticosteroid therapy with four different forms of clinical presentation.

Conclusion:

Immunocompromised patients are at increased risk of disseminated nocardiosis, which may require extended culture time for diagnosis and molecular methods. The cases emphasize the relevance of a careful evaluation of the central nervous system, a common target in nocardiosis dissemination.

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