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pulmonary nocardiosis

Nocardiosis is a purulent granulomatous lesion caused by Nocardia. The lung is the most commonly affected organ, and pulmonary nocardiac disease and systemic nocardiac disease account for about 85% of all nocardiac diseases. About half of pulmonary nocardiac disease is accompanied by extrapulmonary lesions; while nocardiac disease outside the lungs causes dissemination of only 1/5.

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