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  1. Resemble Actinomycetes but aerobic, acid fast with 0.5 – 1% Sulphuric Acid (N. asteroidis and N. braziliensis)
  2. Environmental saprophytes. Infection may be exogenous
  3. Cutaneous (abscess, cellulitis), s/c (actinomycotic mycetoma), systemic (more often in immunodeficient, may resemble TB)
  4. Can grow on NA, BHIA, SDA- dry, wrinkled, pigmented colonies
  5. Paraffin bait technique for isolation from soil or sputum

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