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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Botryomycosis, also called as bacterial pseudomycosis is a chronic, granulomatous, suppurative infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus .
Bertolo, "Botryomycosis in an immunocompetent woman," Journal of Dermatological Case Reports, vol.
Central area of the cystic spaces contain granular, basophilic, filamentous material surrounded by Splendore-Hoeppli Phenomenon along with neutrophilic microabscesses suggestive of botryomycosis [Fig.
Key words: Botryomycosis, granulomatous, Staphylococcus aureus.
SAN DIEGO -- Differential diagnoses included cutaneous tuberculosis, mycetoma, leishmaniasis, botryomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, osteomyelitis, bone and soft tissue tumors, and other deep fungal or atypical mycobacterial infections.
(2) It was first described as human botryomycosis by Poncet and Dor in 1897.
These cases were numbers 06 (necrobiosis lipoidica) and 08 (botryomycosis) for the ND dermatitides and numbers 05 (epidermolysis bullosa dermolytic) and 08 (systemic lupus erythematosus) for the SV dermatitides, as listed in Table 1.
Botryomycosis is a chronic inflammatory condition due to a bacterial infection.13 The infection is more common in immunocompromised patients.
avium-intracellulare), Actinomycosis or other deep mycosis (Sporotrichosis, Botryomycosis, Nocardiosis etc.), Kaposi's sarcoma and lueticdactylitis.
(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.
INTRODUCTION: Botryomycosis; also known as bacterial pseudomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous bacterial infection that affects the skin, and sometimes the viscera.