Comparison of species distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of aerobic actinomycetes from clinical specimens.

@article{McNeil1990ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of species distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of aerobic actinomycetes from clinical specimens.},
  author={Michael M. McNeil and J. A. M. Brown and William Robert Jarvis and Libero Ajello},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={778-83}
}
To compare the species distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of aerobic actinomycetes, we evaluated 366 isolates referred to the Centers for Disease Control from October 1985 through February 1988. We used conventional biochemical tests to identify the various species. Four species accounted for 191 (52%) of aerobic actinomycete isolates: Nocardia asteroides (98 isolates), Actinomadura madurae (42 isolates), Streptomyces griseus (28 isolates), and Nocardia brasiliensis (23 isolates… CONTINUE READING