actinomycetoma


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ac·ti·no·my·ce·to·ma

(ak'tin-ō-mī-se-tō'ma),
Mycetoma caused by higher bacteria. Compare: eumycetoma.

ac·ti·no·my·ce·to·ma

(ak'tin-ō-mī'sĕ-tō'mă)
Mycetoma caused by higher bacteria.
Compare: eumycetoma

actinomycetoma

A tumour-like collection of fungus-like bacterial colonies in the tissues, often involving the lower limbs, and caused by ACTINOMYCOSIS. This essentially tropical condition arises from a thorn injury, often to barefoot people, and is sometimes called ‘madura foot’.

actinomycetoma

see actinomycotic mycetoma.
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Figure 4A & B) Gram staining was performed to distinguish between actinomycetoma and eumycetoma which showed gram negative septate hyphae.
6] Differentiation between actinomycetoma and eumycetoma is important because of their differences in response to treatment.
3,4The clinical picture of botryomycosis closely resembles other diseases causing fistula; such as scrofuloderma, actinomycosis, actinomycetoma, eumycetoma and atypical mycobacterial infections.
When the causative agent for Mycetoma is a fungus, it is termed as Eumycetoma and when it is caused by filamentous bacteria, it is termed as Actinomycetoma.
usually saprophytic to humans, can cause local cutaneous fistulized nodules known as actinomycetoma or mycetoma.
Eumycetoma is a fungal infection whereas actinomycetoma is caused by bacteria belonging to the order of Actinomycetales.
Culture was diagnostic for actinomycetoma, as it grew Nocardia brasiliensis, Dr.
Actinomycetoma is amenable to medical treatment by antibiotics and antimicrobial agent combinations, while combined medical and surgical treatment is the gold standard in eumycetoma.
1] Pinoy, in 1913, subdivided the mycetomas into two groups: one caused by Eumycetes or "true fungi", Eumycetoma and other by aerobic filamentous bacteria belonging to class "Actinomycetes" named Actinomycetoma.
Refractory craniofacial actinomycetoma due to Streptomyces somaliensis that required salvage therapy with amikacin and imipenem.
Mycetoma caused by microaerophilic actinomycetes is termed actinomycetoma, and mycetoma caused by true fungi is called eumycetoma.
Zacarias, "Efficacy of imipenem therapy for Nocardia actinomycetomas refractory to sulfonamides," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.