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If you think you might be sick with nocardiosis, talk to your doctor.

He or she can help find out if you have the disease by performing tests that can identify the bacteria that causes nocardiosis.

Testing may involve taking tissue samples from the part of the body that is infected. Tissue samples may include the:

  • Brain
  • Skin
  • Lungs (or other parts of the lower airways)
  • Mucus from the lower airways
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