Severe keratitis due to Nocardia farcinica

Catharina A. Eggink, Pieter Wesseling, Patrick Boiron, Jacques F.G.M. Meis

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Keratitis due to Nocardia farcinica occurred in a 49-year-old female after inappropriate cleaning of her semipermeable rigid contact lenses with basin-stored water during a holiday in France. N. farcinica was differentiated from Nocardia asteroides by its growth at 45°C, acid production from rhamnose, its opacification of Middlebrook 7H10 agar, and its marked degree of resistance to all cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclins, macrolides, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of human N. farcinica keratitis, confirming that this microorganism can be responsible for serious human disease.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)999-1001
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusGepubliceerd - apr. 1997
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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