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Diseases » Mycetoma » Summary
 

What is Mycetoma?

What is Mycetoma?

  • Mycetoma: Any of a group of infections caused by actinomycetes (bacterial) or a fungus (eumycetoma). It causes a chronic, pus-producing infection under the skin and sometimes involves bone. The infection most often occurs in the feet. The infection is most common in arid and semi-arid parts of the world. Serious cases can require amputation of the bone.
  • Mycetoma: A disease caused by various fungi (Madurella mycetomi) or actinomycetes (Nocardia brasiliensis). It usually affects the foot, hand, and legs with tissues becoming necrosed and swollen after infection.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mycetoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mycetoma: Introduction

Types of Mycetoma:

Broader types of Mycetoma:

How serious is Mycetoma?

Complications of Mycetoma: see complications of Mycetoma

What causes Mycetoma?

Causes of Mycetoma: see causes of Mycetoma

What are the symptoms of Mycetoma?

Symptoms of Mycetoma: see symptoms of Mycetoma

Complications of Mycetoma: see complications of Mycetoma

Mycetoma: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mycetoma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mycetoma: see treatments for Mycetoma

Society issues for Mycetoma


Hospitalization statistics for Mycetoma: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mycetoma:

  • 0.0001% (12) of hospital consultant episodes were for mycetoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for mycetoma required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for mycetoma were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for mycetoma were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for mycetoma required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mycetoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for mycetoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Mycetoma:

Organs and body systems related to Mycetoma include:

Name and Aliases of Mycetoma

Main name of condition: Mycetoma

Class of Condition for Mycetoma: parasite fungal

Other names or spellings for Mycetoma:

Madura foot

Eumycetoma, Eumycotic mycetoma, Madura foot, Maduromycosis Source - Diseases Database

Mycetoma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mycetoma:

 

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