oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Nocardiosis and actinomycosis in the Mashonaland province of Rhodesia

Volume 21, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A number of cases of infection by organisms of the Nocardia/ Actinomycete Group are presented. The clinical picture varied from multiple disseminated abscesses to typical ""mycetoma"" of leg and foot. It seems likely that cases often go unrecognised particularly if single lesions only are seen. The problems of diagnosis and management are discussed and the importance of distinguishing between the agents emphasized.

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