Unusual manifestation of cystic mycetoma lesions: A case report

Alaa Tajeldeen Habeeb Abdallah, Rami Elsiddig Abdelkhalig, Elwasila Hamid, Ayman Ahmed, Emmanuel Siddig Francis*

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Mycetoma is a chronic and debilitating infectious disease characterized by localized swellings and granulomatous lesions. It primarily affects individuals in tropical and subtropical regions and is caused by certain fungi or bacteria. While mycetoma typically presents with sinuses and discharge, this case report presents a unique cystic presentation without these features. The patient, a 12-year-old female from Sudan, presented with a painless swelling on the dorsum of her right foot. Physical examination revealed a round, non-tender, and fluctuant mass. Histopathological examination confirmed actinomycetoma caused by Streptomyces somaliensis. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of antibiotherapy. This atypical presentation underscores the need for healthcare professionals to consider uncommon variations of mycetoma for accurate diagnosis and management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Case Reports
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2023

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