Eumycetoma and actinomycetoma--an update on causative agents, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and therapy.

@article{Nenoff2015EumycetomaAA,
  title={Eumycetoma and actinomycetoma--an update on causative agents, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and therapy.},
  author={Pietro Nenoff and Wendy W. J. van de Sande and Ahmed Hassan Fahal and Dieter Reinel and Helmut Schoefer},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={
          1873-83
        }
}
Mycetoma is a chronic putrid infection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue concerning predominantly the feet, and more rarely other body parts. Mycetoma can be caused by both fungi (eumycetoma) and bacteria (actinomycetoma). Mode of infection is an inoculation of the causative microorganism via small injuries of the skin. The clinical correlate of both forms of mycetoma is tumescence with abscesses, painless nodules, sinuses and discharge. The latter is commonly serous-purulent and… CONTINUE READING
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