COVID-19 infection and nocardiosis causing the death of an adolescent
with cystic fibrosis
To our knowledge this is the first published case of NP associated with
COVID-19 in an individual with CF and the first associated with
Nocardia infection. We suspect the combination of cystic
fibrosis, COVID-19 pneumonitis and co-infection with Nocardia
farcinia caused this young man’s NP and ultimately his untimely death.
We hope this case will highlight individuals with CF of all ages are at
risk of severe COVID-19 infection.