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Bronchoscopic lavage cultured on sheep blood agar , gram-positive, aerobic, weekly acid-fast branching filaments

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A young boy comes with a history of fever and cough for two weeks. He has reduced appetite and weight loss. He is also a known case of congenital heart disease. He has taken penicillin prophylaxis. Sputum examination is normal, however bronchoscopic lavage cultured on sheep blood agar showed evidence of gram-positive, aerobic, weekly acid-fast branching filaments. What is likely diagnosis? 



Choices

1 ) Mycobacterium tuberculosis
2 ) Nocardiosis
3 ) Actinomycosis
4 ) Aspergillosis

Explanation



Answer

Nocardiosis

Last Modified : 30-Jan-2020

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