Mycetoma due to Pseudallescheria boydii and co-isolation of Nocardia abscessus in a patient injured in road accident

Med Mycol. 2002 Oct;40(5):525-7. doi: 10.1080/mmy.40.5.525.527.


We report the case of a patient who developed a mycetoma after experiencing a road accident. From surgical biopsies Pseudallescheria boydii was isolated. Subsequently, after the infection had been treated with itraconazole, a Gram-positive bacterium, identified as the newly described species Nocardia abscessus, was cultured from wound fluids.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycetoma / microbiology*
  • Mycetoma / pathology
  • Mycetoma / surgery
  • Nocardia / isolation & purification*
  • Pseudallescheria / isolation & purification*
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications