maduromycosis


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Related to maduromycosis: actinomycotic mycetoma

mycetoma

 [mi″sĕ-to´mah]
an initially localized, slowly progressive, destructive infection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues, fascia, and bone, caused by certain actinomycetes (actinomycotic mycetoma) or true fungi (eumycotic mycetoma). It usually involves the leg or foot (Madura foot), but the hand or any other site may be affected. There is swelling accompanied by formation of granulomas, suppurating abscesses, and multiple sinuses. Called also maduromycosis.

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

maduromycosis

/ma·du·ro·my·co·sis/ (mah-doo″ro-mi-ko´sis) mycetoma.

my·ce·to·ma

(mī'sĕ-tō'mă)
1. A chronic infection involving the feet 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. Actinomycotic mycetoma is caused by bacterial species in the actinomycetes group; eumycotic mycetoma is caused by true fungi.
Synonym(s): Madura boil, maduromycosis.
2. Any tumor with draining sinuses produced by filamentous fungi.

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

mycetoma

; eumycetoma; maduromycosis Madura foot

maduromycosis

a chronic disease due to various fungi or actinomycetes, affecting various body tissues, particularly the feet; called also mycetoma. The most common form in humans affects the foot (Madura foot) and is characterized by sinus formation, necrosis and swelling. The disease is recorded in the horse, in which there are nasal granulomas and similar lesions in the skin. The fungi Helminthosporium spp., Allescheria spp. and Curvularia spp. are present in the lesions. See also mycetoma.