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Treatment of multiple subcutaneous Nocardia asteroides abscesses with ciprofloxacin and doxycycline.
  1. P. M. Bath,
  2. K. W. Pettingale,
  3. J. Wade
  1. Department of Medicine, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, Denmark Hill, London, UK.


    We report on the successful use of oral ciprofloxacin and doxycycline in the treatment of multiple subcutaneous nocardial abscesses in an immunocompromised patient with active non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This relatively inexpensive regimen allowed the patient to return home and was not associated with any significant side effects. The patient has shown no sign of relapse of her nocardial infection over an 8-month period on the above regimen.

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