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Description:Magnified 400X, this Gram-stained photomicrograph revealed some of the histopathologic changes observed in a purulent exudate taken from a skin lesion determined to be due to the presence of Nocardia brasiliensis bacteria.
Bacterial members of the genus Nocardia spp. are gram-positive aerobes that are saprophytic and found in soil, decaying organic matter, and water. These actinomycetes are branching, beaded, filamentous, organisms.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Bill Causey
Creation Date:1973
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