Nocardia Brasiliensis

Nocardia Brasiliensis is a species of Nocardia. These species are thin, gram-positive bacilli that form branching filaments. These species are widely distributed in soil, and human infection occurs by direct inoculation of the skin or soft tissues or by inhalation of contaminated soil. Along with other members of Actinobacteria, these bacteria contain high guanine and cytosine content and cause nocardiosis.

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What does culture report showing Nocardia positive mean?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago I went to the doctor with an open skin wound on my face. I was cultured as it looked like Staph infection and given antibiotics. I ended up putting raw, unfiltered honey on the wound and it cleared up in the next three days. There is only a small red scar now. The cultu...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, but I require some more information. What specimen you had given for culture and in how many days it came back positive? What are the antibiotics you had taken earlier? How did you get that skin wound? Revert back with the answers to the ab...  Read Full »

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