What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with nocardiosis?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: George Kurdgelashvili, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antimicrobial therapy for pulmonary or disseminated nocardiosis should be continued for 6-12 months and at least 1 month following resolution of all evidence of infection. These patients require at least 12 months of monitoring after the completion of therapy to detect possible late relapses.

Follow-up radiographic studies should be obtained to monitor treatment.

Follow-up laboratory studies are required to monitor for adverse effects of prolonged antimicrobial therapy.


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