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Volume 48, Number 6, December 2015

Human cervicofacial mycetoma caused by Streptomyces griseus: First case report 

Jagdish Chander, Nidhi Singla, Uma Handa

Received: March 7, 2012    Revised: December 5, 2012    Accepted: March 6, 2013   


Corresponding author:

Nidhi Singla
Corresponding author. Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh 160030, India. 


Background and purpose: 

Streptomyces griseus causes subcutaneous mycetomas in felines and dolphins; however, human mycetoma caused by S. griseus has not previously been reported. Hereby, we report a case of a 50-year-old female presenting with swelling in the left upper cervical region and the left cheek that lasted for 6 months. The fine needle aspiration (FNA) performed on the swelling yielded purulent material; on microscopy, actinomycosis was diagnosed. On culturing, the pus grew S. griseus. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of human mycetoma caused by S. griseus. 


Key words:

Aspiration cytology, Cervicofacial mycetoma, Culture, Streptomyces griseus