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August 1978

Mycetoma-like Infection Caused by Previously Undescribed Bacterium

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Stanford (Calif) University School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(8):1199-1202. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640200053014

• 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)

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