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Table 3   Literature review of Nocardia exalbida infection

From: Case report: pulmonary nocardiosis caused by Nocardia exalbida in an immunocompetent patient

Reference Age
/sex
Disease Underlying condition Treatment Duration for Antibiotics Outcome
[9] 43/NR Pneumonia NR NR NR NR
[9] 60/NR NR Pemphigus -vulgaris NR NR NR
[10] 38/F Keratitis None Erytromycin + topical agent
→TMP/SMX(3 tablets/day)
+topical agent
unclear
10 days
unclear
Improved
[11] 63/M Brain abscess Lymphoma TMP/SMX(13 mg/kg/day)
+MEPM(4 g/day)
→TMP/SMX(11.5 mg/kg/day)a
2 months
2 months
> 4 months
Improved
[12] 47/M Pneumonia HIV,DM,HB IMP(2 g/day)
AMK(15 mg/kg/day)
→GRNX(400 mg/day)a
17 days
17 days
6 monthsa
Improved
[13] 56/M Endophthalmitis None TMP/SMX (unknown
→Enucleation
6 months Improved
[14] 68/M Pneumonia HIV TMP/SMX(12 mg/kg/day)
→TMP/SMX(6 mg/kg/day)
7 days
12 months
Improved
[15] 57/M Blebitis Open-angle glaucoma TMP/SMX (unknown)   Improved
+AMK (unknown) 6 months
+Sulfonamide (unknown)  
[16] 70/M Pneumonia Lung cancer
oral steroids
DRPM(3.0 g/day)
+TMP/SMX(13 mg/kg/day)
17 days
8 days
Improved
b
[17] 76/M Pneumonia Colon cancer TMP/SMX (unknown)
→TMP-SMX + LVFX
3 months Improved
Present case 77/M Pneumonia None TMP/SMX(5 mg/kg/day)
→Minocycline 200 mg
4 months
1 month
Improved
  1. amaintenance therapy
  2. bNocardiosis was improved, however the patient was died for Lung cancer