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Mycetoma of the right foot: a rare clinical image

Mycetoma of the right foot: a rare clinical image

Mohammed Kamran Shaikh1,&, Sonali Borkar1

 

1Department Community Medicine, Datta Meghe Medical College, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Mohammed Kamran Shaikh, Department Community Medicine, Datta Meghe Medical College, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

 

 

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Mycetoma is a disease caused by certain bacteria and fungi found in soil and water. These bacteria and fungi may enter the body through a break in the skin, often through the foot. We are presenting a case of a 42 years old male farmer, who comes to the emergency department with a complaint of swelling over on the foot. On inspection of the patients´ foot, there was swelling over the foot with the fungal inspection. Skin biopsy and laboratory investigation was suggestive of a mycetoma of the foot. On the confirmation, the patient was referred to the surgery department for further management.

Figure 1: swelling over foot with fungal infection