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Concomitant Pulmonary Nocardiosis and Tuberculosis in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New View Point

Zohreh Aminzadeh 1 , 2 and Ilad Alavi Darazam 3 , 4 , *
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1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Centre, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
3 National research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: October 01, 2012, 6 (1); 91-94
  • Published Online: October 24, 2012
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: April 30, 2012
  • Revised: June 20, 2012
  • Accepted: July 3, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/jjm.5362

To Cite: Aminzadeh Z, Alavi Darazam I. Concomitant Pulmonary Nocardiosis and Tuberculosis in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New View Point, Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2012 ; 6(1):91-94. doi: 10.5812/jjm.5362.

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1. Introduction
2. Case History
3. Discussion
4. Conclusions
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