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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1) Nocardiosis, normally in the form of Nocardia asteroides, is increasingly found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is probably higher than the reported incidence of 2.
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.
pyogenes (ATCC-12384), Streptococcus pneumoniae (ATCC-6301), Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (ATCC-9956), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC-49149), Escherichia coli (ATCC-4157), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9742), Propionobacterium acne (ATCC-11828) and laboratory isolates of Corynebacterium xerosis (conjunctival swab), Nocardia asteroides (canalicular pus), Actinomyces spp.
A case of isolated Nocardia asteroides brain abscess in a kidney transplant recipient.
avium-intracellulare, Nocardia asteroides and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are a selection of the most frequently cultured organisms.
Effect of cetylpyridinium chloride on pathogenic fungi and Nocardia asteroides in sputum.
Nocardia asteroides pericarditis in association with HIV AIDS Patient Care & Stds 2000; 14:621-625.
Intralobar and extralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration complicated by Nocardia asteroides infection.
More recently, infection with certain microorganisms such as the soil bacterium Nocardia asteroides has been proposed as a risk factor for PD (Kohbata and Beaman 1991).
Prognosis depends upon the underlying condition and the occurrence of opportunistic infections such as Nocardia asteroides.