We describe a case of mycetoma caused by Actinomadura pelletieri with simultaneousinvolvement of thè spine, abdominal wall and retroperitoneal space in a man who had sufferedfrom 'Madura foot' 10 years earlier. The characteristics of this case were analysed andcontextualized among those of other cases of mycetoma caused by other micro-organisms foundthrough a review of thè international literature. The rarity of thè disease in industrialized countriesand its possible atypical presentations may hinder a prompt diagnosis. Culture techniques thatallow detection of slow-growing fungi and actinomycetes should be routinely used when dealingwith tissue samples from patients from tropical and subtropical regions with chronicgranulomatous infections.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
Cascio, A., Romeo, O., Mandraffino, G., Mandraffino, R., Criseo, G., Delfino, D., Cinquegrani, M., Saitta, A., & Cascio, A. (2011). Actinomadura pelletieri mycetoma - an atypical case with spine and abdominal wall involvement. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 60, 673-676.