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Actinomycetes. Page 6. Actinomycetes (order). Three genera Actinomyces species Nocardia species Streptomyces species. Gram Positive Filamentous Bacteria. Actinomycosis.

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actinomycetes order
Actinomycetes (order)

Three genera

  • Actinomyces species
  • Nocardia species
  • Streptomyces species
actinomycosis

Actinomycosis

A chronic suppurative and granulomatous disease of the cervico-facial, thoracic or abdominal areas

actinomycosis1

Actinomycosis

Actinomyces israelii

ecological niche

Ecological Niche

Actinomyces

Endogenous

(man and animals)

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Sulphur

granules

drug of choice
Drug of Choice

Penicillin

(large doses)

serological test
Serological Test
  • None available
nocardiosis
Nocardiosis
  • Subcutaneous infections, pulmonary infections, and brain abscesses
ecological association

Ecological Association

Soil

Endogenous ?

nocardiosis1
Nocardiosis
  • N. asteroides – Pulmonary
  • N. brasiliensis - Abscesses
clinical specimens
Clinical Specimens
  • Sputum
  • Pus
  • Biopsy tissue
serological test1
Serological Test
  • None available
drug of choice1

Drug of Choice

Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim

streptomycosis

STREPTOMYCOSIS

Streptomyces species

mycetoma
Mycetoma

Streptomyces species

clinical specimens1

Clinical specimens

Pus

Biopsy material

serological test2

Serological Test

None available

treatment
Treatment
  • Surgical debridement
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Amphotericin B