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Thursday 01 May 2003

[Madura's foot (mycetoma)]

By: Mercut D, Tita C, Ianosi G, Ianosi S, Tita M.

Chirurgia (Bucur) 2003 May-Jun;98(3):261-4

Mycetoma is a chronic disorder involving the skin, bones and soft tissues and is characterized by multiple discharge sinuses, nodules and swelling of the affected part. It may be caused by actinomycetes or eumycetes. It most commonly involves the foot but occasionally involve the hands, back or shoulders. We describe a 66-year-old male agricultural worker, hospitalized in Military Hospital of Craiova, for leg amputation caused by the disease evolution without response at treatment that was initiated 20 years ago.

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