Nocardia brasiliensis

No·car·di·a bra·sil·i·en·'sis

a bacterial species that closely resembles Nocardia asteroides and is a cause of mycetoma and nocardiosis in humans.
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No·car·di·a bra·sil·i·en·sis

(nō-kahr'dē-ă bră-zil-ē-en'sis)
A bacterial species that is partially acid-fast; associated with subcutaneous skin infections such as mycetoma (actinomycotic), skin abscesses, and cellulitis. Microscopically, Nocardia species are gram-positive filamentous, branching bacilli.
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Nocardia brasiliensis

A species pathogenic for humans in which chronic subcutaneous abscesses are formed.
See also: Nocardia
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Edmund I.E., French veterinarian, 1850-1903.
Nocardia - a genus of aerobic nonmotile actinomycetes (family Nocardiaceae, order Actinomycetales), transitional between bacteria and fungi, which are mainly saprophytic but may produce disease in human beings and other animals.
Nocardia brasiliensis
Nocardia dacryoliths - white pseudoconcretions, composed of masses of Nocardia species found in the lacrimal canaliculi. Synonym(s): Desmarres dacryoliths
Nocardiasis bovine farcy
Nocardiaceae - a family of acid-fast, gram-positive, aerobic bacteria (order Actinomycetales) that includes the genus Nocardia.
nocardiosis - a pulmonary or brain infection that is caused by Nocadia asteroides.
Preisz-Nocard bacillus - see under Preisz
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nov., a new species of Nocardia which groups bacterial strains previously identified as Nocardia brasiliensis and associated with invasive diseases," International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol.
In vitro and in vivo activities of antimicrobials against Nocardia brasiliensis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
NOC2 [GenBank:KF879862] was found to have 99% identity with Gordonia phage GTE2 [GenBank:HQ403646] which was reported as lytic for Gordonia terrae, Rhodococcus globerulus, Rhodococcus erythropolis, Nocardia otitidiscaviarum, and Nocardia brasiliensis [14].
Nocardia brasiliensis species have been associated with more fulminant skin infection, with local invasion, and in severe cases systemic dissemination [3, 5].
Primary cutaneous nocardiosis with epidural abscess caused by Nocardia brasiliensis: a case report.
Actinomycotic mycetomas can be caused by Nocardia brasiliensis, Streptomyces somaliensis, Streptomyces madurae, and Streptomyces pelleteri.
Nocardia brasiliensis may cause inflammation at the affected site, while Actinomadura madurae causes the site to take on a "woody consistency," he said.
Other species responsible for disease in humans include Nocardia brasiliensis, Nocardia otitidiscaviarum, Nocardia farcinica, Nocardia nova, and Nocardia transvalensis.