MADURA FOOT

By Gary M. White, MD


Madura foot represents an infection caused by eumycetes (true fungi, e.g., Madurella mycetomi, Madurella grisea, and Pseudallescheria boydii) or actinomycetes (bacteria, e.g., Nocardia brasiliensis, Streptomyces somaliensis, and Actinomaduramadurae).

Clinical

A painless swelling of the foot with multiple sinus tracts discharging serosanguinous purulent fluid and grains results.

Treatment

Medical management is more successful with the actinomycetomas whereas eumycetomas require surgical intervention. In some cases of eumycetoma, itraconazole has been helpful.

References

N Engl J Med 2012; 366:e2January 5, 2012

Acta Dermato-Venereologica 2015;95;374

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