Médecine et chirurgie du pied


Mycetoma of metatarsal bone: a case study Volume 27, issue 1, Mars 2011


Actinomycosis of bone or bone mycetoma is an infectious disease caused by a fungal or actinomycotic organism presenting as apseudo-tumour.The condition develops insidiously. It is very unusual to find this infection in the foot. Bone involvement makes medical management more difficult. We report the case of a man aged 26 years, admitted with mycetomatous osteitis of the third metatarsal. This was treated by surgical extirpation and a 12-month course of antibiotic therapy. Progress was satisfactory. The objective of this report is to draw attention to this very rare condition, which is little known by many doctors and can present therapeutic problems.