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Mycetoma by Nocardia asteroides: a 9 year folow-up Micetoma por Nocardia asteroides: acompanhamento de 9 anos

By Giani de Oliveira Saraça, Loan Towersey, Roderick James Hay, Alberto Thomaz Londero, Eunice de Castro Soares Martins, Alberto Torres Amora, Kátia Maria Pereira Nunes Reis, Ana Maria Nunes Mendonça and Rogerio Ribeiro Estrella

Abstract

An extensive and severe actinomycetoma by Nocardia asteroides, a rare etiologic agent of this infection in Brazil, observed during a 9 year follow-up is reported. Unsuitable social and financial conditions led to amputation as the only possible solution for this case, no signs of infection relapse having been observed in three years after his surgery.<br>É relatado um caso de micetoma actinomicótico por Nocardia asteroides, raro agente desta infecção no Brasil, acompanhado ao longo de 9 anos de evolução, com lesões extensas e profundas. As precárias condições sócio-econômicas do paciente tornaram a amputação a única solução viável para este caso, não tendo sido observados sinais de reci-diva da infecção em três anos após a cirurgia

Topics: Nocardia asteroides mycetoma, Nocardia infections, Actinomycetoma, LCC:Medicine (General), LCC:R5-920, LCC:Medicine, LCC:R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Year: 1993
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0036-46651993000200013
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:8bd4f1b67283408f91ecf35816ed827b
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