Eumycetoma on histopathology presenting at unusual site: A rare entity.

  • Rajan Shah B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal. postal code- 56700
  • Smriti karki B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal.
  • Ujawal Rai B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal.
  • Shankar Kafle B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal.
Keywords: Eumycetoma, Discharging Sinus, Knee.

Abstract

 

Mycetoma, an uncommon chronic infection of skin and subcutaneous tissues commonly seen in tropical and subtropical countries. It is caused by true mycetes named eumycetoma and filamentous bacteria belonging to group actinomycetes. The incidence is more common in agricultural workers walking in bare foot. Foot is most commonly affected. Other less commonly affected sites includes hand, knee, chest and head and neck region. Both forms of mycetoma present as a progressive, subcutaneous multiple nodular swelling with discharging sinuses containing black colour granules. The treatment of these two etiologies is entirely different, a definite diagnosis after histopathological examination is mandatory. We here by present a case of eumycetoma affecting knee joint.

 

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Author Biographies

Rajan Shah, B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal. postal code- 56700
MD Pathology, working as assistant professor in department of pathology at B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences(bpkihs), Dharan-18,sunsari district, Nepal.
Smriti karki, B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal.
MD Pathology, working as professor in department of pathology at B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences(bpkihs), Dharan, Nepal.
Ujawal Rai, B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal.
Junior Resident  in department of pathology at B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences(bpkihs), Dharan, Nepal.
Shankar Kafle, B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences, Dharan-18, sunsari district, Nepal.
Junior Resident  in department of pathology at B.P. Koirala Institute of health sciences(bpkihs), Dharan, Nepal.

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Published
2018-05-01
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Shah R, karki S, Rai U, Kafle S. Eumycetoma on histopathology presenting at unusual site: A rare entity. IJBR [Internet]. 1May2018 [cited 14Dec.2018];9(4):164-7. Available from: https://ssjournals.com.md-in-1.webhostbox.net/index.php/ijbr/article/view/4708
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