Korean J Dermatol.  2012 Nov;50(11):998-1001.

A Case of Botryomycosis Caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis in a Chronic Alcoholic

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chosun University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. kimminsung@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

Botryomycosis is a chronic bacterial granulomatous and suppurative disease, which may be similar to the fungal disease, clinically and histologically. It is commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus, but Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Proteus spp. have been rarely involved. The known predisposing factors are trauma, postoperative complication, diabetes mellitus, chronic alcoholic, and so on. We present the botryomycosis caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis, which is a rare virulent pathogen of botryomycosis, in a chronic alcoholic.

Keyword

Botryomycosis; Staphylococcus lugdunensis

MeSH Terms

Alcoholics
Diabetes Mellitus
Escherichia coli
Humans
Postoperative Complications
Proteus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus lugdunensis
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