, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 507-512

PathogenicNocardia isolated from clinical specimens including those of AIDS patients in Thailand

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Abstract

Forty strains of nocardioform microorganisms were isolated as clinical specimens including several from AIDS patients in Thailand. Among them, 37 strains were found to belong to the genusNocardia. Our identification studies revealed that most of the strains(25 strains) belong to theN. asteroides group, i.e.,N. asteroides sensu stricto andN. farcinica. Three strains were identified asN. otitidiscaviarum and two strainsN. brasiliensis. In addition, 7 strains of rare pathogenicN. transvalensis were also isolated.