Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases provides readers an overview of a broad variety of bacterial infections. Chapters cover the description of specific disease and its causative agent, followed by information about ...
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Mycetoma: An Infection by the Formation of Grains on Skin

Pp. 60-62 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010016

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir, Hira Jamil


Mycetoma is a chronic disease characterized by the formation of grains seen in the tropical and sub-tropical areas where the rate of rainfall is less. It is caused by both bacteria and fungi called actinomycetoma and eumycetoma. Swelling on skin, Painless nodules formed in this disease which later formed grains. In advanced stages of the disease, it can lead to amputation. For diagnosis of this disease direct microbiological observation, serological test, and imaging techniques used. For treatment antibiotics and anti-fungal with surgery used depending upon the agent. Herbal drugs can also be used.


Antimicrobial, Actinomycetoma, Eumycetoma, Mycetoma.