An improved screening technique for isolation of Nocardia species from sputum specimens.


Three selective isolation media and the paraffin baiting technique were compared with conventional culture (Sabouraud dextrose agar without antibiotic supplement) for the ability to grow and detect nocardiae from simulated sputum specimens. Modified Thayer-Martin medium, incorporating vancomycin, colistin, nystatin and trimethoprim as selective agents… (More)


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