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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Central area of the cystic spaces contain granular, basophilic, filamentous material surrounded by Splendore-Hoeppli Phenomenon along with neutrophilic microabscesses suggestive of botryomycosis [Fig.
Botryomycosis was originally discovered by Otto Bollinger in 1870, in a horse as a post-castration complication.
Botryomycosis (or bacterial pseudomycosis or pyoderma vegetans) is a rare chronic, granulomatous, suppurative bacterial infection which has cutaneous and visceral forms.
Key words: Botryomycosis, granulomatous, Staphylococcus aureus.
The name Botryomycosis refers to Greek word botryomeaning grapes; grape-like granules and Greek word mykesmeaning fungus; mistakenly impliedto fungaletiology.
Poncet and Dor in 1897 first described lobular capillary haemangioma, where they called it botryomycosis hominis and thought it to arise secondary to fungal infection.
The Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon in hepatic botryomycosis.
avium-intracellulare), Actinomycosis or other deep mycosis (Sporotrichosis, Botryomycosis, Nocardiosis etc.
1) We herein report an unusual case of granulomatous colitis associated with botryomycosis of P acnes.
1) Botryomycosis is an uncommon chronic bacterial infection that generally presents as cutaneous lesion or rarely with visceral involvement.
Winslow summarized the literature and subcategorized botryomycosis into integumental and visceral forms.