mycetoma


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mycetoma

[‚mī·sə′tō·mə]
(medicine)
A chronic fungus or bacterial infection, usually of the feet, resulting in swelling. Also known as madura foot; maduromycosis.
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It has been hypothesized that IFD could occur in patients with mycetoma if they become immunocompromised.
In India, actinomycotic mycetoma is prevalent in south India, southeast Rajasthan and Chandigarh; while eumycetoma is mainly reported from north India and central Rajasthan.
Mycetoma is a rare disorder endemic to the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
A larger lesion may mimic chronic infections such as mycetoma, or distant metastases from another primary carcinoma (breast or renal).
The noninvasive subtypes typically occur in immunocompetent individuals and include mycetoma and allergic fungal sinusitis.
In humans, they are rare opportunistic pathogens, mainly causing in immunocompetent individuals superficial infections such as foot mycetoma, keratitis and onychomycosis.
Acute fulminant invasive sinusitis caused by Mucor or Aspergillus, chronic invasive sinusitis, granulomatous invasive sinusitis caused by Rhinosporidiosis, fungal ball caused by Mycetoma, and allergic rhinosinusitis caused by Aspergillus are common variants.
Five hundred and seventeen various clinical specimens such as sputum of patients with suspected tuberculosis, sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), cutaneous and subcutaneous abscesses, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), dental abscess, mycetoma, wound, bone marrow biopsy, gastric lavage and tracheal aspirate were collected from February 28, 2011 to March 8, 2013 (Table 1).
Infection of the foot and ankle, including leprosy, mycetoma and yaws.
Fungal endocarditis in a premature infant complicated by a right atrial mycetoma and inferior vena cava thrombosis.
Mycetoma (Madura foot or maduromycosis) is a chronic, deep, progressively destructive infection of skin, underlying subcutaneous tissues, fascia, bone, and muscles following trauma to hand, foot, or leg [5, 20].