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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
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SARACA, Giani de Oliveira et al. Mycetoma by Nocardia asteroides: a 9 year folow-up. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1993, vol.35, n.2, pp.199-204. ISSN 1678-9946. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651993000200013.
An extensive and severe actinomycetoma by Nocardia asteroides, a rare etiologic agent of this infection in Brazil, observed during a 9 year follow-up is reported. Unsuitable social and financial conditions led to amputation as the only possible solution for this case, no signs of infection relapse having been observed in three years after his surgery.
Keywords : Nocardia asteroides mycetoma; Nocardia infections; Actinomycetoma.