The Epidemiology of Mycetoma
Mycetoma is one of the badly neglected health problems across the globe. It is commonly seen in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a chronic subcutaneous granulomatous destructive inflammatory disease which eventually invades deep structures and bones and produce massive deformity and disability. Mycetoma has high morbidity, and can be fatal. However, its incidence, prevalence and route of infection as well as its susceptibility and resistance are not properly understood. This knowledge gap has badly affected patient management and proper planning for mycetoma preventive measurements.