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pl. mycetomas pl. mycetomata [mycet- + -oma] A syndrome caused by a variety of aerobic actinomycetes and fungi. It is characterized by swelling and suppuration of subcutaneous tissues and formation of sinus tracts, with granules present in the pus draining from the tracts. These tracts usually appear on the foot or leg. SEE: actinomycetoma; SEE: eumycetoma
TREATMENT Sulfones, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, or sulfonamides may benefit lesions caused by actinomycetes. If lesions are due to fungi, there is no specific therapy.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Mycetoma." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733825/all/mycetoma.
Mycetoma. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733825/all/mycetoma. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Mycetoma. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733825/all/mycetoma
Mycetoma [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733825/all/mycetoma.
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