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.

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.

Nocardia brasiliensis

A species pathogenic for humans in which chronic subcutaneous abscesses are formed.
See also: Nocardia


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
References in periodicals archive ?
In vitro and in vivo activities of antimicrobials against Nocardia brasiliensis.
Actinomycotic mycetomas can be caused by Nocardia brasiliensis, Streptomyces somaliensis, Streptomyces madurae, and Streptomyces pelleteri.
Other species responsible for disease in humans include Nocardia brasiliensis, Nocardia otitidiscaviarum, Nocardia farcinica, Nocardia nova, and Nocardia transvalensis.