Affiliations: *Mycology section, Division of Clinical Pathology, Department
of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Health, Nonthaburi
**Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial Toxicoses,
Chiba University, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan
***Chiba, City Institute of Health , Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan
****JICA ( AIDS Project) National Institute of Health, Nonthaburi ,
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology 1995; 11: 507-512
Forty strains of nocardioform microorganisms were isolated as clinical specimens including several from AIDS patients in Thailand. Among them, 37 strains were found to belong to the genus Nocardia, Our identification studies revealed that most of the strains (25 strains) belong to the N. asteroides group. i. e., N. asteroides sensu stricto and N. farcineca. Three strains were identified as N. otitidiscaviarum and two strains N. brasiliensis. In addition, 7 strains of rare pathogenic N. transvalensis were also isolated.