Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Cutaneous botryomycosis: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Anu Sharma, Dr. NK Shaikh
Abstract: Background: Botryomycosis is a chronic bacterial infection that manifests as a swelling or plaques which often ulcerate with multiple discharging sinuses containing white colour granules. Although most common cause of botryomycosis is Staphylococcus aureus but other bacteria like Coagulase negative Staphylococci (CONS), Streptococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli, Proteus species and Serratia species can also cause botryomycosis. The gold standard for diagnosis of botryomycosis is culture and histopathology. We present a case report of 60 years old diabetic patient, with history of trauma in left foot 15 days back, which later resulted in swelling with multiple discharging sinuses.