Interest of Moringa oleifera in the Treatment of Fungal Mycetoma
Fungal mycetoma is inflammatory pseudotumor of subcutaneous soft tissue and bone due to exogenous fungi. it evolution is chronic, often polyfistulated with emission of fungal grains. We report a case of a 44-year-old grower with a fungal mycetoma of the foot with bone damage due to Aspergillus fumigatus. The tumefaction partially regressed after 6 months daily consumption of Moringa oleifera seeds. Also called “miracle tree”, M. oleifera is a shrub, growing in a tropical region, having several properties recognized in traditional medicine, its grains would have an antifungal activity. Doppler, by demonstrating hyper vascularization reflecting the presence of inflammatory remodeling controls the activity of the disease, is an interesting, non-invasive factor for the follow-up of the disease.