Painless Swelling of the Forefoot and Recurrent Subcutaneous Abscesses of the Lower Leg—Two Distinct Presentations Illustrating the Spectrum of Eumycetoma in a Nonendemic Country

Citation: Schibli A, Goldenberger D, Krieg A, Hirschmann A, Bruder E, Osthoff M (2017) Painless swelling of the forefoot and recurrent subcutaneous abscesses of the lower leg—Two distinct presentations illustrating the spectrum of eumycetoma in a nonendemic country. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(4): e0005360.
Published: April 13, 2017


Eumycetoma is a neglected tropical disease that is characterized by chronic progressive local inflammation of subcutaneous tissues with sinus formation and purulent discharge. Although the infection evolves from a small subcutaneous nodule, patients often present late with advanced disease, including destruction of surrounding tissue and subsequently loss of function. We report two cases of eumycetoma, one early and one late presentation. Written consent for publication was obtained from both patients.


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