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Revista médica de Chile

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FILIPPI N, Jorge; QUEZADA S, Felipe; LAGOS L, Marcela  and  GARCIA C, Patricia. Actinomadura madurae mycetoma of the foot: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.11, pp.1448-1452. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872008001100011.

Mycetoma is a chronic infection that affects skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone. Its etiology can be mycotic or bacterial. It affects mainly the lower extremities ofmiddie age men livingin tropical climates. We repon a 44 year-old male ¡ivingin a template zone, consulting for swelling and pain in the left foot, lasting for 10 years. Physical examination showed a swollen left foot with hyperpigmented skin and a few crustedpapules. Radiology showed an extensive bone involvement of the midfoot with several oval and radiolucid images. Magnetic resonance showed son and bone tissue involvement, with múltiple oval and low intensity images in TI and T2. The biopsy was compatible with an unspecific chronic osteomyelitis. A bacterial identification by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing in the biopsy determined the presence of an Actinomadura madurae. Treatment with cotrimoxazol was started).

Keywords : Madura mycosis; Skin infections; mycotic; Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole combination.

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