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Nocardiosis is a serious disease that affects your lungs. However, in some cases, the entire body could get affected because of bacterium of the genus Nocardia. The symptoms for this disease include swelling in the lungs area because of excessive water retention. Along with this, you can also have cold and cough that don't seem to go away, night sweats and also trouble in breathing.
HOW IS NOCARDIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Homeopath diagnoses Nocardiosis by performing various tests such as Bronchoscopy, brain biopsy, lung biopsy or sputum culture to determine the cause of the disease.
HOW IS NOCARDIOSIS TREATED?
Nocardiosis is an illness that requires at least 6 months of treatment. The medications that are primarily used here include trimethoprim or sulfamethoxazole. Along with these, high doses of sulfonamides are also given. Some patients can be given sulfonamide treatment too.
DID YOU KNOW?
The outcome is poor when the infection spreads outside the lung, treatment is delayed, or the person has a serious disease that leads to or requires long-term suppression of the immune system.