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February 1978

Mycetomas Caused by Streptomyces pelletieri in Madras, India

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Drs Taralakshmi and Shetty) and Dermatology (Dr Annamalai), and the Institute of Microbiology (Drs Pankajalakshmi and Subramanian), Madras Medical College; and the Department of Orthopedics, Stanley Medical College (Drs Shanmugasundaram and Kamalakannan), Madras, India.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(2):204-206. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640140022005

• Biopsy specimens from 93 patients with mycetoma were examined histologically; Streptomyces pelletieri was found in 12 cases. In addition, two cases of actinomycetoma pedis in which S pelletieri has been isolated in culture are described. In both, the characteristic red granules were seen.

(Arch Dermatol 114:204-206, 1978)

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