We describe a case of mycetoma caused by Actinomadura pelletieri with simultaneous involvement of thè spine, abdominal wall and retroperitoneal space in a man who had suffered from 'Madura foot' 10 years earlier. The characteristics of this case were analysed and contextualized among those of other cases of mycetoma caused by other micro-organisms found through a review of thè international literature. The rarity of thè disease in industrialized countries and its possible atypical presentations may hinder a prompt diagnosis. Culture techniques that allow detection of slow-growing fungi and actinomycetes should be routinely used when dealing with tissue samples from patients from tropical and subtropical regions with chronic granulomatous infections.

Cascio A, Mandraffino G, Cinquegrani M, Delfino D, Mandraffino R, Romeo O, et al. (2011). Actinomadura pelletieri mycetoma - an atypical case with spine and abdominal wall involvement. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 60, 673-676 [10.1099/jmm.0.027862-0].

Actinomadura pelletieri mycetoma - an atypical case with spine and abdominal wall involvement

Cascio A;Saitta A.
2011-01-01

Abstract

We describe a case of mycetoma caused by Actinomadura pelletieri with simultaneous involvement of thè spine, abdominal wall and retroperitoneal space in a man who had suffered from 'Madura foot' 10 years earlier. The characteristics of this case were analysed and contextualized among those of other cases of mycetoma caused by other micro-organisms found through a review of thè international literature. The rarity of thè disease in industrialized countries and its possible atypical presentations may hinder a prompt diagnosis. Culture techniques that allow detection of slow-growing fungi and actinomycetes should be routinely used when dealing with tissue samples from patients from tropical and subtropical regions with chronic granulomatous infections.
Cascio A, Mandraffino G, Cinquegrani M, Delfino D, Mandraffino R, Romeo O, et al. (2011). Actinomadura pelletieri mycetoma - an atypical case with spine and abdominal wall involvement. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 60, 673-676 [10.1099/jmm.0.027862-0].
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