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Description:Under a magnification of 900x, this Gram-stain photomicrograph of an unknown tissue specimen revealed some of the ultrastructural histopathology associated with an actinomycotic mycetoma due to the Gram-positive bacterium, Nocardia madurae.
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. Hardin
Creation Date:1965
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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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