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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Actinomycetes mycetoma

Department of Microbiology, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Sumati Hogade
Department of Microbiology, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2727.78564

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Mycetoma is a chronic infection, frequently seen in tropical and sub-tropical countries and is considered as an occupational disease. Nocardia species though it can infect immunocompetent individuals, it most commonly affects immunocompromised patients. A 50-year-old male, farmer presented to our hospital with serosanguineous discharging swelling over the dorsum of right foot. We have isolated Nocardia asteroides from the tissue sample. Speciation of this isolate was carried out based on phenotypic methods. Hereby we report a case of Actinomycetes Mycetoma in an immunocompetent individual.

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