Mycetoma is a chronic subcutaneous infection caused by fungi called actinomycetes. This infection initially affects the foot or lower leg, generally the dorsum of the forefoot. The hands are usually the next to be affected. The lesions because of mycetoma occur on the chest and the back. The fungi seeks entrance into the site through local trauma. The lesions are painless, slowly progressive, but bacterial infection and expansion of the bone may cause pain. This infection is slowly progressive and occurs more in the male population rather than the female population.
HOW IS MYCETOMA DIAGNOSED?
Mycetoma affects persons of age group between 20-50 years.