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Eumycetoma Infection of Foot: A Rare Case Report

Yogadeepan Dhakshinamurthi, Muthusaravanakumar Meignanaguru, Ganesh Ramesh Shetty

Keywords : Antifungals, Eumycetoma, Split skin graft

Citation Information : Dhakshinamurthi Y, Meignanaguru M, Shetty GR. Eumycetoma Infection of Foot: A Rare Case Report. 2023; 5 (1):33-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1110

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Euycetoma infection is a rare and debilitating progressive chronic granulomatous disease. It has serious economical, medical, and social impacts on the people. Case description: A 30-year-old gentleman came with complaints of swelling with blackish discoloration of his right foot for the past 10 years. He was clinically and through biopsy proven to be an eumycetoma infection of the foot. He underwent radical excision followed by vacuum dressing and split skin grafting of the foot. The wound healed completely and there was no recurrence over a follow-up period of 6 months. Conclusion: Early and appropriate diagnosis and management are necessary for optimal treatment and to prevent a recurrence. Clinical significance: Diagnosis of eumycetoma infection is predominantly through clinical examination and history. It has to be differentiated from actinomycetal infection. Chronic history, long incubation period, and painless swelling are its salient features.

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