Actinomadura madurae

Actinomadura madurae

an aerobic actinomycete; a cause of actinomycetoma.

Ac·ti·no·mad·u·ra ma·du·rae

(ak'ti-nō-mă-dū'ră mă-dū'rē)
An aerobic gram-positive filamentous bacillus that causes actinomycotic mycetoma, similar to those caused by Nocardia species.
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1) The most common organisms involved in the development of this condition include the fungus Madurella mycetomatis and the Actinomycetes Nocardia Brasieliensis, Actinomadura madurae and Actinomadura pelletieri.
5) The genus Actinomadura contains at least 57 species; Actinomadura madurae and Actinomadura pelletieri cause majority of the clinical diseases.
Nocardia brasiliensis may cause inflammation at the affected site, while Actinomadura madurae causes the site to take on a "woody consistency," he said.