A fatal case of Nocardia otitidiscaviarum pulmonary infection and brain abscess: taxonomic characterization by molecular techniques

@article{Pelez2008AFC,
  title={A fatal case of Nocardia otitidiscaviarum pulmonary infection and brain abscess: taxonomic characterization by molecular techniques},
  author={Ana I. Pel{\'a}ez and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Garc{\'i}a-Su{\'a}rez and Angel Manteca and Ovidio Melon and Carlos Aranaz and Rafael Cimadevilla and Francisco Javier Mart{\'i}nez M{\'e}ndez and Fernando Le{\'o}n V{\'a}zquez},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={11 - 11}
}
We report on a rare case of pulmonary Nocardiosis and brain abscess caused by Nocardia otitidiscaviarum in an elderly woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Taxonomic identification involved phenotypic testing, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and complete 16S rRNA gene sequencing.