RRC ID 1148
Author Kageyama A, Hoshino Y, Yazawa K, Poonwan N, Takeshita N, Maki S, Mikami Y.
Title Nocardia cyriacigeorgica is a significant pathogen responsible for nocardiosis in Japan and Thailand.
Journal Mycopathologia
Abstract Nocardia cyriacigeorgica is a recently described species. During routine diagnostic testing of 121 clinical isolates, we found that about one fourth of the strains from Japan (19 isolates) and Thailand (8 isolates), which were identified in our laboratories as N. asteroides, in fact belong to N. cyriacigeorgica. To our knowledge, this is the first report of infection due to N. cyriacigeorgica in Japan and Thailand, and the third report of infection anywhere in the world. Although N. cyriacigeorgica is usually differentiated from other Nocardia species by utilization of glucose and gluconate, we found that it can also be differentiated by a characteristic synergistic effect between imipenem (IPM) and tobramycin (TOB).
Volume 160(1)
Pages 15-9
Published 2005-8
DOI 10.1007/s11046-005-3050-2
PMID 16160763
MeSH Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology Drug Synergism Female Humans Imipenem / pharmacology Japan Male Microbial Sensitivity Tests Middle Aged Nocardia / classification Nocardia / drug effects Nocardia / genetics Nocardia / isolation & purification* Nocardia Infections / diagnosis* Phylogeny Polymerase Chain Reaction RNA, Bacterial / genetics RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics Species Specificity Thailand Tobramycin / pharmacology
IF 1.476
Times Cited 7
WOS Category MYCOLOGY
Resource
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