Mycetoma Due to Nocardia brasiliensis
H. P. HOGSHEAD ; GERALD H. STEIN

Abstract

A patient with mycetoma of the proximal end of the tibia and knee joint due to Nocardia brasiliensis is reported. A distant lesion of the sacro-iliac joint was discovered. The histology of the mycetoma is illustrated and discussed. Some features resemble tuberculosis. The clinical management of mycetoma is reviewed briefly. The response of the sacro-iliac infection to drug therapy tends to confirm recent reports that amputation is not inevitable if treatment is begun early.