Challenges in culture-negative cases of Madurella mycetomatis: A case report re-accentuating PCR as an essential diagnostic tool
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2017
Source:Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Author(s): S. K, S. Das, D. Pandhi, G. Rai, M.A. Ansari, C. Gupta, S. Haque, S.A. Dar
Identification of dematiaceous fungi responsible for black-grain mycetoma has remained cumbersome and time consuming for years leading to delayed diagnosis and thereby increased agony to patients. Moreover, difficult morphology of some of these fungi demanding enough expertise for species identification in addition to culture-negativity has often led to misdiagnosis and hence inapt treatment to the patients. We report...