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Medline ® Abstracts for References 4-6

of 'Botryomycosis'

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Immunologic abnormalities in botryomycosis. A case report with review of the literature.
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Brunken RC, Lichon-Chao N, van der Broek H
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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1983;9(3):428.
 
Botryomycosis in an uncommon chronic bacterial infection that mimics fungal disease clinically and histologically. Microscopically the hallmark of the disease is the presence of fungus-like granules in which the causative organism is embedded. A patient with typical cutaneous botryomycosis is presented, along with the immunologic abnormalities discovered on laboratory examination. The botryomycosis literature is reviewed, with special emphasis on the immunologic status of the host. Additional studies of the causative organism and cell-mediated immunity in the host in future patients with botryomycosis may help to further elucidate the pathogenesis of this most interesting disease.
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Cutaneous botryomycosis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
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Patterson JW, Kitces EN, Neafie RC
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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1987;16(1 Pt 2):238.
 
A patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome presented with multiple pruritic papules and nodules over the trunk and extremities. Biopsy specimens from two of these lesions contained granules within abscesses of the papillary dermis. There were numerous gram-positive cocci within the granules. Culture of one lesion failed to produce growth. A mouse inoculated with tissue from a lesion revealed no evidence of sepsis or organ involvement. The skin lesions showed no obvious response to systemic antimicrobial therapy but gradually resolved after treatment had been discontinued. Such lesions should be clinically distinguished from other cutaneous manifestations of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, such as Kaposi's sarcoma.
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Staphylococcal botryomycosis in a patient with the hyperimmunoglobulin E-recurrent infection syndrome.
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Buescher ES, Hebert A, Rapini RP
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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1988;7(6):431.
 
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Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston 77030.
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