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Mistaken identity: Eumycetoma Masquerading as Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Catherina Jessica Sutantoyo, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS, Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS, Glen Purnomo, MD , Reynaldo L. Ugalde MD, FPDS


We report a case of eumycetoma in a Filipino patient who presented with a solitary reddish brown, moist, multinodular tumor on the dorsum of the left foot of 2 years duration. Biopsy with Periodic acid Schiff (PAS) & Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) staining, fungal culture, ultrasound and X-ray of the foot were done in our institution which confirmed the diagnosis of eumycetoma. The patient was successfully treated with itraconazole 400/day for 3 months, followed by 200mg/day for the succeeding 9 months, leading to complete resolution of the lesion leaving an atrophic hypopigmented scar. A high index of suspicion supported by diagnostic tests aided in the early detection of the disease which also resulted to complete resolution of the disease.


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Mistaken identity: Eumycetoma Masquerading as Squamous Cell Carcinoma