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Madura's foot: report of a case caused by Madurella mycetomatis.
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PMID:  11125328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of mycetoma by Madurella mycetomatis on the foot of a Chinese young man, living in Italy for more than ten years. Clinically the lesion closely resembled and was initially misinterpreted as a vascular neoformation. We analyze the histological and morphological features of the Madurella mycetomatis infection through which we managed to type the etiological agent. Our case is worth reporting because of the rarity of this disease in Europe and the unusual clinical presentation. It also offers the opportunity to stress the need for the clinical suspicion of this dermatosis, considering the increase of immigration towards our regions.
R Verdolini; P Amerio; L Bugatti; E Manso; I Cataldi; D Brancorsini; M Nicolini; G Filosa; M Giangioacomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of dermatology : EJD     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1167-1122     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Dermatol     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-12     Completed Date:  2001-02-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206420     Medline TA:  Eur J Dermatol     Country:  FRANCE    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto di Anatomia Patologica, Università degli Studi di Ancona, Nuovo Ospedale Regionale, Via Conca, 1, 60100 Torrette di Ancona, Ancona, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Diagnosis, Differential
Madurella / isolation & purification*
Mycetoma / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*

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