Maduromycosis is being encountered in the United States with increasing frequency. The first case was reported by Wright1 of Boston in 1898; the second by Boyd and Crutchfield2 of Galveston in 1921, and the third by Gammel, Miskdjian and Thatcher3 of Cleveland in 1925. The case reported here is the fourth to be reported in the United States.
Previous to 1916, this and other clinically related conditions were known in English-speaking countries as Madura foot or mycetoma. The three cases which have been reported in the United States were described under one of these names. The former name was first used by Colebrook of the Madura dispensary in India, in 1846. The latter term was originated by Carter4 of London, between 1860 and 1874, who was the first to recognize the fungus nature of this group of diseases. In 1916, Chalmers and Archibald5 defined mycetoma
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