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Eumycetoma due to Madurella mycetomatis acquired in Jamaica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11899126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of eumycetoma due to Madurella mycetomatis affecting the left dorsal forefoot in a 35-year-old woman. She had spent her childhood in Jamaica, and had been resident in the U.K. for 20 years prior to her presentation. She gave a highly suggestive history for a mycetoma, having observed the intermittent discharge of black grains from the lesion. The diagnosis was confirmed by histological and mycological analysis of the grains, and a magnetic resonance imaging scan excluded osteomyelitis. She has responded very favourably to treatment with itraconazole. Mycetomas due to M. mycetomatis have not previously been reported from Jamaica.
C L Fletcher; M K Moore; R J Hay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-03-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1018-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Foot Dermatoses / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Mycetoma / diagnosis*

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