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Nocardia

Nocardia

(Science: bacteria) genus of gram-positive bacteria that form a mycelium that may fragment into rod or coccoid shaped cells. They are very common saprophytes in soil but some are opportunistic pathogens of humans, causing nocardiosis.

This is characterised by abscesses, particularly of the jaw, which if untreated may invade the surrounding bone.


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... Actinobacteria may form filamentous structures that may have reproductive spores. A unique feature is the mycolic acid of Mycobacterium and Nocardia , which gives resistance to dessication, but also makes colony growth significantly slower . These stain as acid-fast cells. If you've got ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
 
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Kindly help me fill up this. (NOCARDIA)

Some pictures: http://thunderhouse4-yuri.blogspot.com/2010/06/nocardia-species.html

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by Cat
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:15 am
 
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Re: Kindly help me fill up this. (NOCARDIA)

Try an acid fast stain. It's either nocardia or TB when the test is positive Actually, Nocardia are partially acid fast. Gram +ve bacilli + coccobacilli with branching filaments (fungus-like) partially acid fast Catalase+ Urease+ ID by morphology, ...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:04 am
 
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Kindly help me fill up this. (NOCARDIA)

i need to fill up those test above so that i will be able to know how would i determine the nocardia in biochemical test.

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by jenmae
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:36 am
 
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Re: Kindly help me fill up this. (NOCARDIA)

Try an acid fast stain. It's either nocardia or TB when the test is positive

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by david23
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:56 pm
 
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Topic: Kindly help me fill up this. (NOCARDIA)
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