RRC ID 927
Author Kageyama A, Sato H, Nagata M, Yazawa K, Katsu M, Mikami Y, Kamei K, Nishimura K.
Title First human case of nocardiosis caused by Nocardia pseudobrasiliensis in Japan.
Journal Mycopathologia
Abstract Nocardia sp. IFM 0896, an actinomycete with biochemical characteristics that differed from Nocardia brasiliensis, was isolated from a 71-year-old Japanese man with a history of tuberculosis and cancer. Although the isolate was tentatively identified as N. brasiliensis, the morphological and physiological characteristics of strain IFM 0896 were different from those of N. brasiliensis IFM 0236T. The results of 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogenies and PCR-RFLP analysis of a heat shock protein revealed that Nocardia sp. IFM 0896 belongs to the species N. pseudobrasiliensis. This is the first clinical isolation report of N. pseudobrasiliensis in Japan.
Volume 156(3)
Pages 187-92
Published 2002
PMID 12749583
MeSH Aged DNA, Bacterial / chemistry DNA, Bacterial / genetics Humans Japan Male Nocardia / classification* Nocardia / genetics Nocardia / metabolism Nocardia Infections / microbiology* Nocardia Infections / pathology Phylogeny Polymerase Chain Reaction Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / chemistry RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics Sequence Analysis, DNA
IF 2.278
Pathogenic microorganisms IFM 0896 IFM 0236