Actinomycetoma by Cellulosimicrobium cellulans in a Young Man from Guinea-Bissau: Short Literature Review Regarding a Case Report

Margarida Trindade Torres, Beatriz Sousa Nunes, Luís Varandas, Fernando Maltez

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Abstract

Mycetoma is caused by the subcutaneous inoculation of filamentous fungi or aerobic filamentous bacteria. Cellulosimicrobium cellulans is a gram-positive bacterium from the order Actinomycetales that rarely causes human disease. The diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation and identification of the causative microorganism. We present a short literature review regarding the case report of a young man diagnosed with actinomycetoma due to Cellulosimicrobium cellulans and who received treatment with an association of amikacin and sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim (Welsh regimen).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalActa Medica Portuguesa
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Actinomycetales
  • Mycetoma/diagnosis
  • Mycetoma/therapy

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