Madura foot


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my·ce·to·ma

(mī'sē-tō'mă),
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

Madura foot

[maj′oo͡r′e]
Etymology: Madura, India; AS, fot, foot
a progressive destructive tropical fungal infection of the foot. Also called maduromycosis. See also mycetoma.
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Madura foot

madura foot

See 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 foot

tropical deep infection (e.g. of a penetrating wound) with Madurella fungus, characterized by necrosis, chronic pus and sinus formation, and gross foot swelling

Madura foot

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We recently treated 3 cases of fungal infection of the foot, commonly referred to as Madura foot.
Madura foot is endemic in the tropics and subtropics and is named after the region of India, Madura, where Colbourne first described the condition in 1946.