Patients with kidney transplants more vulnerable to common, usually harmless bacteriumDiseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

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It’s a pervasive bacterium found in soil and water that rarely causes disease, but a new national review of nocardia infection in people who have had a kidney transplant shows that when it occurs it most commonly causes pneumonia and brain abscess, and reminds their physicians to stay on the lookout for it, investigators say.