• A 56-year-old man had a verrucous plaque with draining abscesses on the dorsum of his foot for four years. Examination of cultures revealed a Gram-negative bacterium that, to our knowledge, has not been described in the literature. The infection was cured by treatment with co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole) and topical 10% lactic acid in hydrophylic emulsion base.
(Arch Dermatol 114:1199-1202, 1978)
Hoffman TE, Russell B, Jacobs PH. Mycetoma-like Infection Caused by Previously Undescribed Bacterium. Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(8):1199-1202. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640200053014