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Antimicrobial-Resistant <i>Nocardia</i> Isolates, United States, 1995–2004

Kristin Broome Uhde, Sonal Pathak, Isaac McCullum, Deanna P. Jannat-Khah, Sean V. Shadomy, Clare A. Dykewicz, Thomas A. Clark, Theresa L. Smith and June M. Brown

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 12, pages 1445-1448
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/657399
Antimicrobial-Resistant Nocardia Isolates, United States, 1995–2004

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We conducted a 10-year retrospective evaluation of the epidemiology and identification of Nocardia isolates submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The species most commonly identified were N. nova (28%), N. brasiliensis (14%), and N. farcinica (14%). Of 765 isolates submitted, 61% were resistant to sulfamethoxazole and 42% were resistant to trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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