Madura foot caused by Gordonia terrae misdiagnosed as Nocardia

John G. Zampella, Shawn G. Kwatra, Najiya Kazi, Crystal Aguh

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Abstract

Abstact: Actinomycetomas are soft tissue bacterial infections that are in the differential for unusual masses of the extremities. Typical infectious agents include Actinomyces and Nocardia and are treated with long-term antibiotics. We report a rare case of Gordonia actinomycetoma that was misdiagnosed as Nocardia and subsequently required surgical excision in addition to antibiotic therapy.

LanguageEnglish (US)
JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2016

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Mycetoma
Nocardia
Diagnostic Errors
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Actinomyces
Soft Tissue Infections
Bacterial Infections
Extremities
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Gordonia terrae
  • Actinomycetoma
  • Madura foot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Madura foot caused by Gordonia terrae misdiagnosed as Nocardia. / Zampella, John G.; Kwatra, Shawn G.; Kazi, Najiya; Aguh, Crystal.

In: Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 2016.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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