Clinical presentation and cat scan findings in mycetoma of the head

M. A.R. Arbab, M. N.A. Idris, T. E.O. Sokrab, E. S. Saeed, G. M. Ali, M. Y. Tariq, A. E.M. Ahmed

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Nine cases comprising seven males and two females with mycetoma of the cranium were studied between January 1990 and June 1997. Streptomyces somaliensis was the most common causative organism. The source of the infection was thought to be known in only three cases. The common mode of presentation was headache and scalp swelling. The next common presentation was epilepsy. Other focal neurological disorders also occur. CT scan findings of the cranium showed osteoscclerotic rather than osteolytic changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalEast African Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


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