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March 1966

An Unusual Mycetoma

Author Affiliations


From the Veterans Administration Center and Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(3):341-345. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600210077013

A patient with regional mycetoma of the arm is described in this report. The patient is unusual in that the organism isolated was a Nocardia species, but not one of the commonly reported pathogens, such as Nocardia asteroides, Nocardia brasiliensis, Nocardia caviae, or Nocardia madurae.

The lesion developed at the site of a dog bite in a person with relative hypogammaglobulinemia. The methods of diagnosis and treatment are also discussed.

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