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An approach to histopathology-based diagnosis and treatment of Mycetoma foot

1Professor and Head, 2Assistant professor, 3 Post Graduates, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, 4Professor, Department of Pathology, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda District, Telangana State, India.


Mycetoma is a localized chronic infection caused by various species of fungi or actinomycetes, and characterized by the formation of aggregates of the causative organisms (grains) within abscesses and clinically characterized by asymptomatic swelling,multiple discharging sinuses with grains. Culture and histopathology is the mainstay for diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of organism. We are presenting one classical case of Madura foot.

Key Words: Actinomycetoma, Granules, Splendore Hoeplli material