A case of cutaneous nocardiosis caused by Nocardia cyriacigeorgica in a diabetic patient

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We present a case of cutaneous abscess with Nocardia cyriacigeorgica in a diabetic patient, and review the published work. This patient had infectious abscess on his left lower thigh and the right lower abdomen. The isolated organism was identified by DNA amplification and sequence analyses of the 16S rRNA. After incision and drainage, the clinical application empirically used linezolid and SMZCo took effect.

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