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Nocardia otitidiscaviarum: Cause of Long-term Cutaneous Abscesses on the Leg of an Immunocompetent Man

Kai-Martin Thoms, MD; Ortrud Zimmermann, Dipl-Biol; Peter Schupp, MD; Sabine Thoms, MD; Steffen Emmert, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(8):1073-1087. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.8.1086.
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Inflammatory nodules, fistulas, and abscesses on the left leg. A, Overview; B, detail. Cessation of inflammation, purulent secretion (C), and scarred healing of abscesses with postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (D) after a 4-week treatment regimen with imipenem and amikacin.

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Lesional skin biopsy specimen with unspecific nodular inflammatory infiltrates in the middle of the dermis. The inflammatory nodules contain a polymorphic cellular infiltrate with microabscesses surrounded by eosinophilic granulocytes, histiocytes, and plasma cells (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×400).

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Columbia blood agar containing rough, cerebriform, brownish-orange Nocardia otitidiscaviarum colonies (A); the chalky-white color indicates aerial hyphae generated by the bacteria (B).

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