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Case report: Actinomycetoma caused by Nocardia aobensis from Lao PDR with favourable outcome after short-term antibiotic treatment.

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BACKGROUND: Mycetoma is a neglected, chronic, localized, progressively destructive, granulomatous infection caused either by fungi (eumycetoma) or by aerobic actinomycetes (actinomycetoma). It is characterized by a triad of painless subcutaneous mass, multiple sinuses and discharge containing grains. Mycetoma commonly affects young men aged between 20 and 40 years with low socioeconomic status, particularly farmers and herdsmen. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A 30 year-old male farmer from a...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS neglected tropical diseases More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
e0003729
Publication date:
2015-04-16
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Language:
English
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pubs:518481
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uuid:d3df1036-dbfd-4358-b710-37af331c358f
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518481
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2015-12-26

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