botryomycosis


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botryomycosis

 [bot″re-o-mi-ko´sis]
a chronic purulent granulomatous bacterial infection usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Human infection is usually localized to the skin but may involve other organs such as the viscera and lymph nodes, especially in debilitated patients.

bot·ry·o·my·co·sis

(bot'rē-ō-mī-kō'sis),
A chronic granulomatous condition of horses, cattle, swine, and humans, usually involving the skin but occasionally also the viscera, and characterized by granules in the pus, consisting of masses of bacteria, generally staphylococci but sometimes other types, surrounded by a hyaline capsule that sometimes exhibits clublike bodies around its periphery; the anatomic structure of the lesion resembles that of actinomycosis and mycetoma.
Synonym(s): actinophytosis (2)
[fr. Botryomyces]

botryomycosis

A chronic bacterial infection that presents as a hardened fibrotic mass with draining sinuses and purulent granular debris; it usually affects the skin and subcutaneous tissue, but may involve the nasal cavity and sinuses, liver, lung, kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract and lymphoid tissue.
 
DiffDx
Aggressive and malignant tumours.
 
Management
Wide surgical evacuation is curative.

botryomycosis

Bacterial ball Infectious disease A chronic bacterial infection that presents as a hardened fibrotic mass with draining sinuses and purulent granular debris; it usually affects the skin and subcutaneous tissue, but may involve the nasal cavity and sinuses, liver, lung, kidneys, brain, GI tract, lymphoid tissue DiffDx Aggressive, malignant tumors Management Wide surgical evacuation

bo·try·o·my·co·sis

(bot'rē-ō-mī-kō'sis)
A chronic granulomatous condition of horses, cattle, swine, and humans, usually involving the skin but occasionally also the viscera.
Synonym(s): actinophytosis (2) .
[fr. Botryomyces]

botryomycosis

a chronic, suppurative granulomatous disease usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus but other organisms may be involved. The lesions begin at a cutaneous wound and usually invade deeper tissues including muscle and bone. See also splendore-hoeppli material.
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14) This phenomenon had been reported most commonly in association with cases of botryomycosis, which are not fungal infections but are due to aggregates of bacteria.
Gram's and modified acid-fast stains, culture, and histologic examination differentiate actinomycosis from similar infections, such as nocardiosis and botryomycosis.