Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) for neglected diseases bring different actors together aiming to provide accessible medicines for these complex diseases. Finding solutions requires advanced investments in R&D, expensive clinical trials, long medicine approval processes, and reliable drug production and distribution channels.
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.
Madura foot is a disfiguring, disabling condition, found in the tropics and subtropics. We present a case of a farmer who presented with swelling and multiple discharging sinuses in his left foot. The offending organism, Madurella grisea was identified by fungal culture. The patient was managed with local excision combined with systemic antifungal therapy.
Mycetoma is a chronic suppurative disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, characterized by a symptomatic
triad: tumor, fistulas and grains. It can be caused by fungi (eumycetoma) and bacteria (actinomycetoma), with similar
clinical features. Diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation and identification of the etiological agents in the tissue, by
Anogeissus leiocarpus (Combretaceae) is well known
for its medicinal uses in African traditional medicine, for treating
many human diseases mainly skin diseases and infections. Mycetoma
disease is a fungal and/ or bacterial skininfection, mainly cause by
Madurella mycetomatis fungus. This study was carried out in vitro to
Mycetomas are inflammatory pseudo-tumors in multiple locations that affect the skin, the subcutaneous tissues and,
sometimes, the bones. Their treatment depends on the type of parasite. Fungal mycetomas, also called eumycetomas,
are treated mainly through surgery, while actinomycotic mycetomas are treated primarily with drugs. We report here
Tree damage was assessed in 1540 Acacia species (A. xanthophloea) in Olpejeta Conservancy. Using belt transects measuring (20 x 50 m), trees in the sample sites (closed and open) were counted. Measurements were made of Acacia tree count, recruits count, diameter at breast height, and mortality for both adult trees and seedlings.
Many people have turned away from conventional medicines, with the belief that
‘natural’ substances like herbs are safer than synthetic substances. This belief is
augmented by many other unwarranted claims such as herbal products do not
contain chemicals while conventional medicines do, thus contributing to the latter’s