Published: 2015-06-28

Botryomycosis: a case report

Eswari L, Revathy TN


Botryomycosis arises from chronic infections produced by low-virulence organisms in an altered host environment. Staphylococci have been the most common organisms implicated, but various other bacteria have also been identified in human botryomycosis lesions. Here is a case report of a male diabetic patient with botryomycosis on the gluteal region with E. coli as the causative organism.


Botryomycosis, Staphylococcus aureus, Discharging sinuses

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