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Description:This is an actinomycotic mycetomatous granule due to the bacteria Streptomyces somaliensis.
Streptomyces spp. are Gram-positive aerobic actinomycetes known for their production of antimicrobial substances. Though they seldom cause human disease, infections can manifest as localized, chronic suppurative lesions of the skin.
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Creation Date:1971
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