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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--90

Prevalence of Mycetomas in Madras

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Taralakshmi Venugopal

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Biopsy specimens from 210 patients with mycetoma filled in the departments of pathology of four medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, India, were examined histologically; Actinomadura madurae mycetoma was found in 73 cases. Madurella mycetomatis was the next commoner agent (28.4%) followed by Nocardia spp. (19.4%). A. pelletieri (10%), Streptomyces somaliensis and Pseud allescheria / Acremonium spp. 2.8% each and lastly Leptosphaeria Spp. From only four cases. The causal agent was isolated from 42 cases which included L. senegalensis and L. tompkinsii in pure culture for the first time in India.

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