Nocardia asteroides

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Nocardia
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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]

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  • 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. doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.51.6961. 

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): 211-214.