Mycetoma of the right foot: a rare clinical image

Mohammed Kamran Shaikh, Sonali Borkar

PAMJ. 2022; 42:273. Published 11 Aug 2022 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.42.273.35730

Mycetoma is a disease caused by certain bacteria and fungi found in soil and water. These bacteria and fungi may enter the body through a break in the skin, often through the foot. We are presenting a case of a 42 years old male farmer, who comes to the emergency department with a complaint of swelling over on the foot. On inspection of the patients´ foot, there was swelling over the foot with the fungal inspection. Skin biopsy and laboratory investigation was suggestive of a mycetoma of the foot. On the confirmation, the patient was referred to the surgery department for further management.
Corresponding author
Mohammed Kamran Shaikh, Department of Community Medicine, Datta Meghe Medical College, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (

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