Nocardia asteroides

No·car·di·a as·ter·oi·'des

a species of aerobic, gram-positive, partially acid-fast, branching organisms causing nocardiosis and possibly mycetoma in humans.

No·car·di·a as·ter·oi·des

(nō-kahr'dē-ă as-tē-roy'dēz)
A bacterial species of aerobic, gram-positive, partially acid-fast, branching organisms causing nocardiosis and possibly mycetoma in humans.

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
See also: Nocardia
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3,4) Other pathogens known to cause concretions on the lacrimal canaliculus include, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger, Fusobacterium species, and Nocardia asteroides.
for Nocardia asteroides which caused the majority of human Nocardia infections.
Rare case of Nocardia asteroides pericarditis in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient.
Nocardia asteroides is the predominant human pathogen.
Epidemiology, bacteriology and control of an outbreak of Nocardia asteroides infection on a liver unit.
Absceso recidivante por Nocardia asteroides en una paciente portadora de poliglobulia primaria.
Mauch, "Phylogeny of the genus Nocardia based on reassessed 16S rRNA gene sequences reveals underspeciation and division of strains classified as Nocardia asteroides into three established species and two unnamed taxons," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
The Nocardia asteroides Complex: Nocardiosis, Treatment and Epidemiological Studies.
DNA amplification and restriction endonuclease analysis for differentiation of 12 species and taxa of Nocardia, including recognition of four new taxa within the Nocardia asteroides complex.
Pocos reportes hablan de la existencia de esta actividad en Nocardia con excepcion de la publicacion de 1986 en la que Emeruwua [11] reporta el aislamiento y estudio de algunas propiedades de una [beta]-hemolisina de Nocardia asteroides y la de Schlaberg y col.
avium-intracellulare, Nocardia asteroides and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are a selection of the most frequently cultured organisms.