[Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans isolated from a mycetoma (of the forearm)].

  title={[Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans isolated from a mycetoma (of the forearm)].},
  author={Stefan N. W. Dommann and Martin Widmer and Corina Dommann-Scherrer and Enos Bernasconi and Guenter Burg},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  volume={45 6},
Mycetomas are subacute or chronic infections usually localized on unprotected skin areas and caused by fungi or Actinomyces. We report the case of a patient who suffered a splinter injury on his wrist after a motor accident. Six months later a cutaneous abscess with Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans developed on his wrist. Complete healing was obtained within 1 month after administration of ceftriaxon and doxycycline. The therapeutic management will be discussed.