Global Burden of Human Mycetoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Sande2013GlobalBO,
  title={Global Burden of Human Mycetoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Wendy W. J. van de Sande},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
Mycetoma is a chronic infectious disease of the subcutaneous tissue with a high morbidity. This disease has been reported from countries between 30°N and 15°S since 1840 but the exact burden of disease is not known. It is currently unknown what the incidence, prevalence and the number of reported cases per year per country is. In order to estimate what the global burden of mycetoma is, a meta-analysis was performed. In total 50 studies were included, which resulted in a total of 8763 mycetoma… CONTINUE READING