Fungi of several genera, including Madurella, Fusarium and
Acremonium, grow in deeper skin tissues after traumatic inoculation, resulting
in local inflammation, disfiguring growths, and damage to muscle and bone.
- Cause: Various fungi (Madurella, Fusarium)
- Microscopy: Hyphate fungi
- Symptoms: local painless nodule at site of injury develops into
large fibrotic area of inflammation with tissue (bone, muscle) damage and
disfigurement of the local body part.
- Transmission: traumatic injury
- Complications: Muscle + bone damage locally
- Pathogenesis: inflammation
- Treatment: Amputation; drug treatments rarely effective