Actinomycetoma: an update on diagnosis and treatment.

Roberto Arenas
Roberto Arenas
Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González
Edoardo Torres-Guerrero
Edoardo Torres-Guerrero
Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez General Hospital
Carlos Garcia
Carlos Garcia
The University of Texas at San Antonio
United States

Cutis 2017 Feb;99(2):E11-E15

Dawson Medical Group, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

Mycetoma is a chronic infection that develops after traumatic inoculation of the skin with either true fungi or aerobic actinomycetes. The resultant infections are known as eumycetoma or actinomycetoma, respectively. Although actinomycetoma is rare in developed countries, migration of patients from endemic areas makes knowledge of this condition crucial for dermatologists worldwide. We present a review of the current concepts in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of actinomycetoma.
February 2017
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