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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 197-201

Lymphocutaneous nocardiosis caused by Nocardia otitidiscaviarum: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Microbiology, BLDE University's Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, BLDE University's Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.127328

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Nocardia otitidiscaviarum is a rare clinical isolate of primary cutaneous infections. This report describes a case of lymphocutaneous nocardiosis caused by N. otitidiscaviarum. Analysis of 16S ribosomal RNA gene of the isolate and the type strain of N. otitidiscaviarum DSM 43242 showed 100% similarity. The partial gene sequence of 1439 bp was submitted to GenBank. (EU031786). The isolate was susceptible only to amikacin, minocycline, linezolid and resistant to remaining other routine anti-nocardial drugs. The patient was free of nocardiosis after 12 weeks of treatment with amikacin and linezolid. We reviewed four other cases of lymphocutaneous nocardiosis caused by N. otitidiscaviarum.


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