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Head actinomycetoma with a double aetiology, caused by Nocardia brasiliensis and N. asteroides

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Abstract:

We describe a 64-year-old man with an actinomycetoma of the frontal region of the head caused simultaneously by two aetiological agents, Nocardia brasiliensis and N. asteroides. This case is presented due to the unusual body site affected and, above all, because two aetiological agents were isolated.

Keywords: Nocardia asteroides; Nocardia brasiliensis; actinomycetoma; double aetiology; head

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2133.2000.03615.x

Affiliations: 1: Hospital Juan Graham SS and 2: Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General de México SS, Mexico City, Mexico

Publication date: 2000-07-01

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