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.
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Definitions of 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
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