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    Actinomycetoma: an update on diagnosis and treatment.
    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.

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