IUBio Biosequences .. Software .. Molbio soft .. Network News .. FTP

Foot Fungus

David Leake dleake at xroads.com
Wed Jan 7 22:53:27 EST 1998

My father has asked me to post the following message.  Any help would be

Subject:   Query about surgery for removal of fungus growths from the
feet and lower legs.  

While recently in Europe I was operated on numbers of times to remove
fungal growths from within my feet and lower legs.   Many foreign bodies
were removed. These included  principally:
      1.    Calcified deposits, one as large as a quarter and numbers
about the size of kernels of corn.
      2.    Long, worm-like growths ranging from one to five inches long
and 1/16th to 1/4 wide, a few of them being somewhat putrid.   
      3.    Small sacks (cysts) of putrid matter containing old blood
and fungi. These were typically 1/4" in diameter and up to 1/2" long. 
They were near to rupturing, with severe potential consequences.

Prior to the operations I had inflammed conditions in the toes and skin
disorders on the right ankle.

I have been seen by a physician in a Infectious Disease Clinic of a
University Hospital and to a well-recommeded podiatrist.  Neither of
them were acquainted with any such surgical procedures.  The physician
in Europe said that these procedures were little known.  Neither of the
doctors felt that I had a further problem.

Yet, I detect some clues that indicate that I may still have some
problems.  I am not interested in paying further for doctors to tell me
they know nothing of such conditions or procedures.    

I would like to communicate with a doctor who either knows of such
procedures, or who would like to learn in lay terms of the procedures. 
(I have fairly complete journal entries about what was done.)

More information about the Parasite mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net