Madura foot caused by Gordonia terrae misdiagnosed as Nocardia

John G. Zampella, Shawn G. Kwatra, Najiya Kazi, Crystal Aguh

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Actinomycetomas are soft tissue bacterial infections that are in the differential for unusual masses of the extremities. Typical infectious agents include Actinomyces and Nocardia and are treated with long-term antibiotics. We report a rare case of Gordonia actinomycetoma that was misdiagnosed as Nocardia and subsequently required surgical excision in addition to antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e129-e131
JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2017


  • Gordonia terrae
  • Madura foot
  • actinomycetoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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