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Madurella mycetoma: a neglected tropical disease

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Source : Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2021

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology

Year : 2021

Abstract : A man in his sixties with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and systemic hypertension presented with nodular swellings on the dorsal and plantar aspect of the right foot, with painful discharging and healed sinuses of 6 years' duration (Fig. 1A). There were radiological features suggestive of osteomyelitis involving the right calcaneum, cuboid, navicular, cuneiform and base of the third metatarsal (Fig. 1B). The patient was taken for therapeutic debridement and biopsy. Tissue on histopathological examination showed dense inflammation along with irregular eosinophilic grains surrounding a mass of fungal hyphae and yeast forms suggestive of eumycotic mycetoma

Cite this Research Publication : Poornima Baby, Vipin Mohan, Malini Eapen, Anna Kurian, Arya Ramachandran, Balu C. Babu, Anil Kumar "Madurella mycetoma: a neglected tropical disease", Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2021

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