Isolation of a rare Nocardia wallacei from an HIV-positive patient with pulmonary infection in Southern Saudi Arabia.

Hamid, Mohamed E and Al Azraqi, Tariq A and Joseph, Martin R and Al-Hakami, Ahmed M (2013) Isolation of a rare Nocardia wallacei from an HIV-positive patient with pulmonary infection in Southern Saudi Arabia. Saudi medical journal, 34 (6). pp. 644-7. ISSN 0379-5284

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

This study aimed to clarify the taxonomic position of an actinomycete isolated from an HIV-positive male patient with pulmonary complications in Asir, southern region of Saudi Arabia. The strain was found to have phenotypic properties typical of nocardiae and 16S rRNA gene analysis clustered the isolate with Nocardia wallacei (accession KC677696) in the phylogenetic branch of the amikacin resistance Nocardia transvalensis complex. We consider that nocardiosis is usually missed or misdiagnosed clinically and recognition of these bacteria based on phenotypic tests is strenuous, but definitive identification is attainable by molecular methods.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Medical laboratory
Medical-Surgery Nursing
Medicine and Surgery
Divisions | الكلية: College of Medicine > Medicine and Surgery
Depositing User: Ahmed Al Hakami
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 16:10
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 16:10
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/85

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