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Nocardia asteroides

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Nocardia asteroides

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Nocardiaceae
Genus: Nocardia
Species: N. asteroides
Binomial name
Nocardia asteroides
(Eppinger, 1891) Blanchard, 1896

Nocardia asteroides is a species of Nocardia.[1] It can cause nocardiosis, a severe pulmonary infection in immunocompromised hosts.[2]


  1. ^ Roth A, Andrees S, Kroppenstedt RM, Harmsen D, Mauch H (2003). based on reassessed 16S rRNA gene sequences reveals underspeciation and division of strains classified as Nocardia asteroides into three established species and two unnamed taxons"Nocardia"Phylogeny of the genus .  
  2. ^ "Nocardiosis: Overview - eMedicine Pediatrics: General Medicine". 

Further Reading

Fujikura, Yuji; Kouzaki, Yuji; Ohta, Shinichiro; Hara, Yu; Mikita, Kei; Maeda, Takuya; Kanoh, Soichiro; Miura, Soichiro; Kawana, Akihiko (2012). "A Case of Nocardia asteroides Infection in a Patient with HIV/AIDS Diagnosed by Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)". Internal Medicine 51 (11): 1413–1417.  

Praharaj, I; Sujatha, S; Ashwini, M. A.; Parija, S. C. (8 August 2013). "Co-infection with Nocardia asteroides Complex and Strongyloides stercoralis in a Patient with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia" 42 (1). p. 211-214. 

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