Cutaneous actinomycosis: a rare case

Metgud, S. C.; Sumati, H.; Sheetal, P.
October 2007
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2007, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p413
Academic Journal
journal article
Cutaneous actinomycosis is a rare presentation. Here we present a case of cutaneous actinomycosis with no history of trauma or systemic dissemination. The isolate was identified as Actinomyces viscosus by standard methods. The isolate was found to be penicillin resistant by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. Therefore, the patient was treated with cotrimoxazole and improved. Thus, this case highlights the importance of isolation and susceptibility testing in actinomycotic infection. The sinuses have healed, and the patient has recovered.


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