American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Identification of Nocardiopsis dassonvillei in a Blood Sample from a Child

Flavio Lejbkowicz, Raya Kudinsky, Luisa Samet, Larissa Belavsky, Miriam Barzilai and Svetlana Predescu

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2005.1.4

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 1-4

Abstract

Nocardiopsis dassonvillei is an environmental aerobic actinomycete producing a funguslike mycelium and aerial hyphae. Here we report the first Nocardiopsis dassonvillei isolated from a blood sample from a 3-year-old child hospitalized with fever, respiratory difficulty and cough. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time this organism has been detected in the BacT/Alert system. This Nocardiopsis was designated Nocardiopsis dassonvillei based on morphological and physiological tests.

Copyright

© 2005 Flavio Lejbkowicz, Raya Kudinsky, Luisa Samet, Larissa Belavsky, Miriam Barzilai and Svetlana Predescu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.