Nov 6, 2009

Eumycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis in a mare

Medical Mycology
D EladDan David

Abstract

A case of equine eumycotic mycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis is described. This is the first report of M. mycetomatis as the etiologic agent of human or animal infections in Israel. The definitive identification of the isolate was established by molecular methods. In addition the mold was cultured on various media through which we found that its growth rate was significantly augmented on incubation on trypticase soy agar, more so if horse serum was added to this medium. Sixteen previously published cases defined by the authors as mycetoma in horses are briefly reviewed. Among these, only one indicated that the infection was caused by M. mycetomatis.

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Agar
Genus equus
Equus caballus
Etiology
Isolate compound
Madurella mycetomatis
Mycetoma (invertebrate)
NPRL3 gene
Horse Diseases
Mycetoma of Foot

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