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Sensitivity of Nocardia to trimethoprim and sulphonamides in vitro
  1. William A. Black,
  2. Dora A. McNellis
  1. University Department of Bacteriology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

    Abstract

    Studies in vitro of the sensitivity to trimethoprim and sulphonamides of nine strains of N. asteroides, two strains of N. caviae, and one of N. blackwellii are presented. No unequivocal evidence of synergism was found. Despite this, the inclusion of trimethoprim in the drug regime when sulphonamides are used in the treatment of nocardiosis is suggested on empirical grounds.

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