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Mycopathologia

, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp 129–131 | Cite as

Actinomycetoma caused by Rhodococcus spp.

  • L. C. Severo
  • V. F. Petrillo
  • L. M. B. Coutinho
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Abstract

We report a case of mycetoma caused by Rhodococcus in a 62-year-old man who presented with multiple draining sinuses of the left foot. Biopsy specimen showed granulomatous reaction and microabcesses contained granules. These granules were composed by rod and coccoid Gram-positive and partially acid-fast elements. Culture grew a ‘Nocardia-like organism’, confirmed at the Center for Disease Control as Rhodococcus spp.

Keywords

Disease Control Biopsy Specimen Rhodococcus Granulomatous Reaction 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Severo
    • 1
  • V. F. Petrillo
    • 1
  • L. M. B. Coutinho
    • 1
  1. 1.Serviço de MicologiaInstituto de Pesquisas Biológicas, Secretaria da Saúde e do Meio Ambiente, Rúa Domingos Crescěndo132 Porto AlegreRS, Brasil

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