Actinomycetoma by Cellulosimicrobium cellulans in a Young Man from Guinea-Bissau: Short Literature Review Regarding a Case Report


  • Margarida Trindade Torres Serviço de Doenças Infeciosas. Hospital de Curry Cabral. Lisboa.
  • Beatriz Sousa Nunes Serviço de Infeciologia Pediátrica. Hospital de Dona Estefânia. Lisboa.
  • Luís Varandas Serviço de Infeciologia Pediátrica. Hospital de Dona Estefânia. Lisboa; NOVA Medical School. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Lisboa; Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Lisboa.
  • Fernando Maltez Serviço de Doenças Infeciosas. Hospital de Curry Cabral. Lisboa.



Actinomycetales, Mycetoma/diagnosis, Mycetoma/therapy


Mycetoma is caused by the subcutaneous inoculation of filamentous fungi or aerobic filamentous bacteria. Cellulosimicrobium cellulans is a gram-positive bacterium from the order Actinomycetales that rarely causes human disease. The diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation and identification of the causative microorganism. We present a short literature review regarding the case report of a young man diagnosed with actinomycetoma due to Cellulosimicrobium cellulans and who received treatment with an association of amikacin and sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim (Welsh regimen).


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Trindade Torres M, Sousa Nunes B, Varandas L, Maltez F. Actinomycetoma by Cellulosimicrobium cellulans in a Young Man from Guinea-Bissau: Short Literature Review Regarding a Case Report. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 15 [cited 2024 Feb. 21];37(1):46-50. Available from:



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