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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 77  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 535-

Sporotrichoid nocardiosis with cutaneous dissemination

Department of Dermatology, Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER), Surat, Gujarat, India

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Sanjay S Bosamiya
Department of Dermatology, Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education & Research (SMIMER), Umarwada, Surat - 395 009, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.82409

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Dissemination of primary cutaneous nocardiosis is a rare event. A 37-year-old man working as farmer presented with multiple painful suppurative nodular and ulcerative skin lesions over left lower extremities, in a linear pattern, with duration of five months and single painful nodule over right elbow since last three months. We found the presence of beaded filamentous bacteria in Gram stain smear and partial acid fast stain, from the smear taken from pus. Patient responded well to cotrimoxazole therapy. Hence, we confirm our diagnosis of sporotrichoid pattern of cutaneous nocardiosis with dissemination to other cutaneous area.


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