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Related to Madura foot: Tungiasis
A chronic infection involving the subcutaneous tissue, skin, and contiguous bone; characterized by the formation of localized lesions with tumefactions and multiple draining sinuses. The exudate contains granules that may be yellow, white, red, brown, or black, depending on the causative agent. Mycetoma is caused by two principal groups of microorganisms: 1) actinomycetoma is caused by actinomycetes, including species of Streptomyces, Actinomadurae, and Nocardia, 2) eumycetoma is caused by true fungi, including species of Madurella, Exophiala, Pseudallescheria, Curvularia, Neotestudina, Pyrenochaeta, Aspergillus, Leptosphaeria, Plemodomus, Polycytella, Fusarium, Phialophora, Corynespora, Cylindrocarpon, Pseudo-chaetosphaeronema, Bipolaris, and Acremonium. Synonym(s): Madura boil, Madura foot, maduromycosis
Etymology: Madura, India; AS, fot, foot
a progressive destructive tropical fungal infection of the foot. Also called maduromycosis. See also mycetoma.
madura footSee MYCETOMA.
Ballingall,Sir George, English physician, 1780-1855.
Ballingall disease - Synonym(s): Madura foot
Madura,a district in India where the condition was first described in 1842.
Madura foot - infectious fungal disease localized predominantly in the foot, having discharge from the exposed area. Synonym(s): Ballingall disease; maduromycosis
maduromycosis - Synonym(s): Madura foot
Madura foottropical deep infection (e.g. of a penetrating wound) with Madurella fungus, characterized by necrosis, chronic pus and sinus formation, and gross foot swelling