Antimicrobial-resistant nocardia isolates, United States, 1995-2004.

  title={Antimicrobial-resistant nocardia isolates, United States, 1995-2004.},
  author={Kristin B. Uhde and Sonal Pathak and Isaac McCullum and Deanna P Jannat-Khah and Sean V Shadomy and Clare A. Dykewicz and Thomas A. Clark and Theresa L. Smith and J. A. M. Brown},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={51 12},
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.