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Nocardiosis is a disease caused by bacteria found in soil and water. It can affect the lungs, brain, and/or skin.

It is most common in people with weak immune (body defense) systems.

Stained photomicrograph of a tissue sample of a mycetoma excised from a patient's thorax ill with nocardiosis.

Nocardiosis Topics

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