nocardial

nocardial

 [no-kahr´de-al]
pertaining to or caused by Nocardia.

nocardial

/no·car·di·al/ (-de-al) pertaining to or caused by Nocardia.

Nocardia

(no-kar'de-a)
[Edmund I. E. Nocard, Fr. veterinary pathologist, 1850–1903]
A genus of gram-positive aerobic bacilli that often appear in filaments. Some species are acid-fast and thus may be confused with the causative organism for tuberculosis when stained. A species pathogenic for humans causes the disease nocardiosis. nocardial (no-kar'de-al), adjective

Nocardia asteroides

A species pathogenic for humans in which abscesses called mycetomas arise in the skin. The invasion site may be the lungs or skin. See: nocardiosis

Nocardia brasiliensis

A species pathogenic for humans in which chronic subcutaneous abscesses are formed.

nocardial

pertaining to or caused by nocardia.
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Nocardial brain abscess: observation of treatment strategies and outcome in Switzerland from 1992 to 1999.
Host resistance to Nocardial infection depends on cell-mediated immunity.
Excisional cervical lymph node and lung biopsy samples were processed for bacterial, nocardial, fungal, and mycobacterial cultures and staining.
Certain pathogens* including gram-negative bacteria*[ nocardial abscess*(8*9)or aspergillosis[ portend a worse prognosis and higher mortality rates* particularly in immune-compromised patients.
We report here a rare case of nocardial pneumonia that was wrongly treated as pulmonary tuberculosis for first few weeks.
Ali T, Chakraburtty A, Mahmood S, Bronze MS Risk of nocardial infections with anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy.
10,11) Conventional approaches for detection of nocardial infection are isolation and identification of the bacterium by microbiological tests.
Pulmonary infection is the most common site of nocardiosis, and it is usually acquired by inhalation of sporulated fragmented nocardial mycelia found in the environment.
Interesting studies in transplant recipients treated with immunosuppressive regimens lacking steroids found a significantly decreased rate of nocardial infection [4].
It later grew nocardial infection, but the specific species was unidentified because our hospital's laboratory could not make that determination.
Nocardial infections most commonly cause pulmonary disease, but can also lead to abscesses of the brain, liver, lungs and other organs.
In Situ Hybridization for Detection of Nocardial 16S rRNA: Reactivity within Intracellular Inclusions in Experimentally Infected Cynomolgus Monkeys-and in Lewy Body-containing Human Brain Specimens.