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a profuse velvety papillomatous growth that develops large warty projections; caused by chronic lymphedema and stasis with maceration and associated infection.
mossy foot diseaseA condition seen in up to 5% of the population in certain African countries, characterised by chronic lymphedema of the leg, recurrent infections and rough, bumpy, hyperkeratotic filiform projections.
Non-filarial lymphatic obstruction of the legs, commonly found in volcanic regions of Africa, where it occurs primarily in those who walk barefoot on alkaline, mineral-rich soil.Synonym: podoconiosis
See also: foot