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As well as being gram positive, this organism is also weakly acid fast and causes a pneumonia predominantly in immunocompromised patients.
Nocardia Asteroides

Similar to Mycobacteria TB
This aerobic bacteria with filamentous growth is a common soil organism.
Nocardia Asteroides

Tx: TMP-SMX
Diagnosis is by finding sulfur granules = tangles of filaments of organisms wrapped in a matrix of calcium phosphate, imparting a yellow color to the abscess and discharge.
Actinomycetes Israelii

Tx: penicillin G and surgical drainage.
A normal inhabitant of the oral cavity, infection can be associated with dental procedures, with formation of lesions that erupt through he face with a purulent discharge.
Actinomycetes Israelii

Tx: penicillin G and surgical drainage.
Grow in the form of mycelia and are water and soil saphrophytes.
Actinomycetes Israelii
Nocardia Asteroides
One forms sulfur granules and one is acid fast.
Actinomycetes Israelii
Nocardia Asteroides
Tx for Actinomycetes Israelii &
Nocardia Asteroides
SNAP
Sulfa (TMP-SMX)for Nocardia
Actinomyces give Penicillin