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COELHO, Weber Soares; DINIZ, Lucia Martins  and  SOUZA FILHO, João Basílio de. Cutaneous botryomycosis: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.4, pp.396-399. ISSN 0365-0596.

Botryomycosis is a chronic, granulomatous, suppurative bacterial infection involving the skin and subcutaneous tissues. The skin lesion is characterized by multiple fistulae draining purulent secretion with white-yellowish grains PAS positive. The main etiologic agent is Staphylococcus aureus and other less frequent pathogens are Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli, isolated or associated. The authors report a case of this disease with exuberant lesions on the right leg and increased limb volume, fibrous consistency and multiple fistula orifices draining white-yellowish grains. Resolution was achieved with sulphamethoxazole-trimethoprim.

Keywords : Bacteria; Granuloma; Staphylococcus aureus.

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