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ID#:14741
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Seen from a frontal perspective, this patient had contracted a nocardiosis infection of his right upper arm due to Gram-positive Nocardia brasiliensis bacteria, which had manifested into a cellulitic inflammation known as an actinomycotic mycetoma. See PHIL 14740 and 14742 for lateral and posterior views, and 19089, for closer view from this angle as well.
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Overall, 80% of nocardiosis cases present as invasive pulmonary infection, disseminated infection, or brain abscess; 20% present as cellulitis. Pulmonary infection commonly presents with fever, cough, or chest pain. Central nervous system (CNS) symptoms include headache, lethargy, confusion, seizures, or sudden onset of neurologic deficit.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1974
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Links:CDC - Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Nocardiosis: Technical Information
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