Nocardia farcinica

Nocardia farci'nica

a species causing bovine farcy; it is the type species of the genus Nocardia.

No·car·di·a far·cini·ca

(nō-kahr'dē-ă fahr-si'ni-kă)
A bacterial species causing bovine farcy. It is the type species of the genus Nocardia.


a genus of gram-positive, modified acid-fast bacteria, with branching filaments that break into cocci or bacilli, in the family Nocardiaceae. Most are soil saprophytes which uncommonly may cause pyogranulomatous infections in a number of species.

Nocardia asteroides, Nocardia brasiliensis
may cause mastitis in cattle, pneumonia, mastitis and lymphadenitis in pigs, sheep and goats, and cutaneous or systemic nocardiosis of dogs and cats.
Nocardia farcinica
there is some uncertainty about the taxonomic status of this species; causes bovine farcy.
Nocardia otitidiscaviarum
causes dermatitis on guinea pig ears.
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Blumel J, Blumel E, Yassin AF, Schmidt-Rotte H, Schaal KP Typing of Nocardia farcinica by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis reveals an endemic strain as source of hospital infections.
Urate oxidase has been isolated from several sources, including Rattus norvegicus (6), Glycine max (7), Aspergillus flavus (8), Pseudomonas aeroginosa (9), Pseudomonas acidovorance (10), Bacillus thermocatenulatus (11), Arthrobacter globiformis (12), Bacillus subtilis (13), Bacillus fastidiosus (14), Nocardia farcinica (15), Microbacterium sp.
The complete genomic sequence of Nocardia farcinica IFM 10152, Proc.
9) There was one case report of liver abscess caused by Nocardia farcinica in an individual with Crohn's disease on infliximab and steroids.
Disseminated systemic Nocardia farcinica infection complicating alefacept and infliximab therapy in a patient with severe psoriasis.
The nocardia farcinica infection developing after total knee arthroplasty surgery.
Superior vena cava syndrome associated with Nocardia farcinica infection," Thorax, vol.
Other species responsible for disease in humans include Nocardia brasiliensis, Nocardia otitidiscaviarum, Nocardia farcinica, Nocardia nova, and Nocardia transvalensis.
Cefotaxime-resistant Nocardia asteroides strains are isolates of the controversial species Nocardia farcinica.
Unscrubbed surgical personnel have been linked to other postoperative wound infections, including an anesthesiologist colonized with Nocardia farcinica who reportedly caused five postoperative sternotomy infections (8).