On mycetoma, or the fungus disease of India

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Small health surveys have shown that mycetoma is common in central India. The disease is difficult to treat. The treatment for fungus will not work on the bacteria and vice versa.

When it is a bacteria the treatment period is long. In Henry Vandyke Carter, a British surgeon, wrote a book titled On mycetoma, or the fungus disease of India. Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection that is present or the fungus disease of India book and endemic in tropical and subtropical regions.

The infection is caused by the traumatic or the fungus disease of India book of a fungus. Abstract.

The disease mycetoma has been known since ancient times in India, where it was described in the religious book Atharva Veda as “padaval mika,” which means foot anthill.

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Gill in and Colebrook inas part of their Madura Dispensary Reports were the first investigators to clearly describe the disease.

1 Additionally, Colebrook was the first to publish the term “madura. On Mycetoma [Henry Vandyke Carter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages.

Mycetoma is a chronic subcutaneous infection caused by aerobic actinomycetic bacteria (actinomycetoma) or fungi eumycetoma. While most cases of mycetoma occur in Sudan, Venezuela, Mexico, and India, its true prevalence and incidence are not well-known.

It appears most frequently in people living in rural areas, particularly farmers and shepherds. It is listed by the World Health. In some cases, where the disease has gone too deep and osteomyelitis has set in, the only alternative is amputation, particularly in cases where the immune system is suppressed (AIDS, malnutrition, cancer) (Ref.

1, p. References. Merck Manual, 7th edition, by M. Beer s et al., Whitehouse Station, N.J., Chapter The disease was initially described in India, but is now found in Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and South-east Asia. Mycetoma mainly occurs in persons working barefoot in soil or vegetation, and is usually contracted from fungal elements entering the skin through a.

Mycetoma has long been recognized as a distinct disease entity, with the earliest known written reference appearing in an Indian religious book, Atharda Veda. The disease was later apparently described by missionaries in India in the 18th century, and in the first medical publications the name “Madura foot” was proposed because it was.

Candida infections of the mouth, throat, and esophagus. Caused by the yeast Candida, also called “thrush. Fungal diseases that affect people who live in or travel to certain areas.

Caused by the fungus Blastomyces, which lives in moist soil in parts of. Abstract: Mycetoma is a chronic infectious disease of the subcutaneous tissue with a high morbidity.

This disease is most commonly seen in countries between 30°N and 15°S of the equator, but. Abstract. The early history of mycetoma has been outlined by Hirsch (), Chalmers and Archibald () and Boyd and Crutchfield ().

The term “mycetoma” was introduced by Vandyke Carter () for a disease which Gill () had recognized as a clinical entity while working at the Madura Dispensary in southern India.

This disease, which usually affected the feet of barefoot native. Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma.

The fungus lives in the environment, particularly in soil that contains large amounts of bird or bat droppings. In the United States, Histoplasma mainly lives in the central and eastern states, especially areas around the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys.

InCarter produced a monograph on mycetoma, entitled “On Mycetoma or the Fungus Disease of India.” In this work Carter gave a full account of his early case records as well as of the work of his contemporaries on mycetoma, where he provided detailed, illustrated descriptions of the disease, emphasizing its fungal nature (71).Cited by: A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan () "This eminent author in his definition of mycetoma term«it "a fungus disease of warm climates, affecting principally the foot, occasionally the hand, Treatise on mycetoma, or the Fungus Diseases of India, London,   EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Although mycetoma is found worldwide, it is endemic in tropical and subtropical countries, mostly between the latitudes 15º south and 30º north, known as the mycetoma belt. 1,2, The countries with the highest incidence of the disease are Sudan, Venezuela, Mexico, and India, but Sudan and Mexico have the highest number of cases reported.

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1,3,7,8 Cases have also been. • In India actinomycotic mycetoma is more common, while in north part of India eumycetoma is common. • Actinomycetoma is more prevalent in drier areas, whereas eumycetoma is more common in sites with more rainfall. • In India, Nocardia species and Madurella grisea are the most common causes of mycetoma.

Introduction. The term mycetoma was created by Carter () 1 to distinguish this condition from other tumors. There existed quite a variety of names for this condition: 2 Madura foot, from its prevalence in the district of Madura (India); morbus tuberculosis pedis from a fancied resemblance to tuberculosis; fungus disease of India; Godfrey and Eyre's disease; endemic degeneration of the Cited by: 7.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Anatomy, descriptive and surgical, Anatomy, descriptive and surgical, Anatomy, descriptive and applied, Spirillum fever; synonyms: famine or relapsing fever as seen in western India, On mycetoma, or the fungus disease of India.

A classic medical reference book detailing the miraculous forms and functions of our bones, organs, muscles, veins, arteries, and nerves On certain endemic skin and other diseases of India and hot climates generally by Tilbury Fox. Eumycetoma is a chronic, granulomatous, progressive subcutaneous fungal disease characterized by the production of large masses of fungal organisms called grains, which are discharged through sinus tracts.

The etiologic agents described in this chapter are species that are isolated most commonly from human or lower-animal mycetoma.

falciforme is occasionally found as a cause of mycetoma in Cited by: Mycetoma is a localized chronic, and deforming granulomatous infectious disease of subcutaneous tissues, skin and bones, that is present worldwide and endemic in tropical and subtropical regions.

It is a pathological process in which the causative agents - a fungus (eumycetoma) or a bacterium (actinomycetoma), from exogenous source produce grains. Differentiation between the two mycetomas is important as the two etiologic agents have a different course of disease progression and treatment.

[] The incidence of Mycetoma was first reported from South India. Nowadays the reports on Mycetoma from Tamilnadu are a very few and it is almost a forgotten entity.

Home MCQ Microbiology Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) Mycology. Febru Acharya Tankeshwar MCQ Microbiology, MCQ Mycology 9. This post was most recently updated on February 6th, Which of the following fungi is most likely to be found within reticuloendothelial cells.

Histoplasma capsulatum. Sporothrix schenckii. (Mycetoma). Causes the cattle disease known as madura foot, which can be transmitted to man. Essentially a tropical disease.

Two varieties (black and white) of the disease are reported. Malassezia furfur. This is the fungus which causes a skin dis- ease (Tinea versicolor) which is quite common in tropical as well as in temperate climates.

Eumycetoma is a chronic, granulomatous, progressive subcutaneous fungal disease characterized by the production of large masses of fungal organisms called grains, which are discharged through sinus tracts.

Eumycetoma is more frequently seen in tropical and subtropical regions and less frequently in temperate countries. Several hyaline and dematiaceous fungi can cause eumycetoma, and their Cited by:   During the 30 years he spent in India, he documented his findings in famous publications — On mycetoma or the fungus disease of India, Modern Indian leprosy and Spirillum fever: Synonyms famine or relapsing fever as seen in western : Sana Sarosh.

Actinomycotic mycetoma – caused by higher bacteria species 2. Eumycotic mycetoma – caused by the black molds Actinomycotic Mycetoma 98% of cases of Mycetoma Nocardia species most common cause Sulfur granules formed in tissue and the granules vary in color and contain a matrix of the filamentous bacteria.

Fungal Lung Disease Chapter 9 92 of the severely immune compromised. The fungus aspergillus is the leading cause of infection-related death in stem cell transplant recipients (3). Allergic lung diseases can also develop in otherwise healthy subjects who are repeat-edly exposed to environmental molds.

InCarter produced a monograph on mycetoma, entitled “On Mycetoma or the Fungus Disease of India.” In this work Carter gave a full account of his early case records as well as of the work of his contemporaries on mycetoma, where he provided detailed, illustrated descriptions of the disease, emphasizing its fungal by: Aspergilloma is a fungus ball that develops due to the formation of hyphae inside a preexisting lung cavity (e.g.

tuberculosis, sarcoidosis), usually in the upper lobe. CT scan of lung (axial view) Yellow circle indicates cavity containing fungus ball and small crescent .