Letters

Nocardia pericarditis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.598a (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:598
  1. A D Mackay,
  2. G M Scott,
  3. S L Cohen,
  4. E Stonehill
  1. Senior registrar in medical microbiology Consultant in clinical microbiology Consultant in medicine Clinical Microbiology Department, University College London Hospitals, London WC1E 6BD
  2. Director Eating Disorders Unit, Charter Nightingale Hospital, London NW1 6SH

    EDITOR,—S J Tabrizi lists the clinical contexts with which nocardial infection has been associated.1 Malnutrition due to anorexia nervosa should be added to this list. We recently saw a 29 year old Greek man with a long history of anorexia nervosa who had been referred to Britain. He was receiving inpatient psychiatric and dietary treatment in a specialist eating disorders clinic when he complained of a dry cough …

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