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June 1938

A NEW SPECIES OF MADURELLA: ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN A CASE OF MADUROMYCOSIS

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BUFFALO

From the Laboratories of the Buffalo City Hospital and the Medical School, University of Buffalo.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):947-966. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120013002
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report a case of mycetoma of the foot (Madura foot) in a native of India who had lived in the United States for eighteen years and to present the results of mycologic studies of the fungus isolated from the lesion.

The fungus was identified by us as belonging to the genus Madurella, and since it differed in certain essential points from the known species of this genus, we feel justified in presenting it as a new species,

No attempt will be made in this report to review in detail the clinical or pathologic features of mycetoma. For a comprehensive review of the literature on etiology there are the papers written by Boyd and Crutchfield1 in 1921 and by Gammel2 in 1927. The present clinical and pathologic status of this disease was described by Thompson3 in 1928.

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