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Mycetoma caused by Nocardia transvalensis.
  1. S H Mirza,
  2. C Campbell
  1. Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


    Nocardia transvalensis can be a rare cause of actinomycotic mycetoma. A 40 year old man presented with his right arm showing multiple discharging sinuses, which had been present for four years. N transvalensis was isolated from a biopsy specimen. No other underlying disease was detected. The patient was successfully managed with surgical excision of the lesion and treatment with co-trimoxazole. This is the first case of N transvalensis infection to be reported from the Indian subcontinent as far as is known.

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