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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A rather rare finding in pulmonary imaging, the cavity formation may result from bacterial infections such as microaerophilic streptococci, viridans streptococci, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenzae, Acinetobacter species, Escherichia coli, Legionella species, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Nocardia asteroides, mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacteria and Mycobacterium avium complex, fungi such as Cryptococcus neoformans, Coccidioides, Aspergillus and mucormycosis, parasites such as Paragonimus westermani and Echinococcus genus, and viral infections such as papilloma virus [1,2].
Various infections known to cause hypercalcemia include cytomegalic virus infection in AIDS, Nocardia asteroides pericarditis, and Brucellosis.
Nocardia asteroides is the most common causative agent of pulmonary nocardiosis, accounting for 85% of all cases [8].
(3,4) Other pathogens known to cause concretions on the lacrimal canaliculus include, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger, Fusobacterium species, and Nocardia asteroides. (5) Patients usually undergo successful resolution of symptoms following surgery and topical antibiotics.
Most cases of disseminated or pulmonary nocardiosis are associated with Nocardia asteroides and have also been previously described to be associated with COP.
for Nocardia asteroides which caused the majority of human Nocardia infections.
Rare case of Nocardia asteroides pericarditis in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient.
Epidemiology, bacteriology and control of an outbreak of Nocardia asteroides infection on a liver unit.
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.
terrae, Gordonia amictia (Ben607), and Nocardia asteroides (Nast23) under laboratory conditions [15].