Norcardia sp. and Cryptococcus sp. are usually considered opportunistic pathogens but both organisms cause infection in immunocompetent hosts. We describe a case of sequential infection with Nocardia farcinica followed by Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii in a woman in whom no underlying immune defect could be identified.
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