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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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10.1371/journal.pntd.0003729

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Vongphoumy, I More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Wellcome Trust More from this funder
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine More from this funder
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS neglected tropical diseases Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
e0003729
Publication date:
2015-04-16
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
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uuid:d3df1036-dbfd-4358-b710-37af331c358f
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518481
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pubs:518481
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English

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