Streptomyces bacteremia in a patient with actinomycotic mycetoma

  • Noyal Mariya Joseph Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Belgode Narasimha Harish Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Sujatha Sistla Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Devinder Mohan Thappa Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
  • Subhash Chandra Parija Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Abstract

A 29-year-old woman presented with multiple painful swelling with discharging sinuses over the scalp. Histopathological examination of the biopsy tissue was suggestive of actinomycotic mycetoma. Streptomyces spp. was isolated from blood culture. The patient was successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and crystalline penicillin. This case is reported because of the rare occurrence of bacteremia by Streptomyces spp. secondary to subcutaneous actinomycotic mycetoma. Moreover, an interesting association between successive two pregnancies and occurrence of mycetoma of the scalp was observed in this case.

Published
2010-02-18
How to Cite
Joseph N, Harish B, Sistla S, Thappa D, Parija S (2010) Streptomyces bacteremia in a patient with actinomycotic mycetoma. The Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries 4 (04): 249-252. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.645
Section
Case Reports

Keywords

Streptomyces; bacteremia; actinomycetoma; mycetoma of scalp