Secondary bronchial botryomycosis due to foreign body aspiration

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2007.500

Authors

  • J. Müller-Quernheim | joachim.mueller-quernheim@uniklinikfreiburg.de Department of Pneumology, University Medical Center, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.
  • E. Vollmer Division of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Medical Hospital, Research Center Borstel, Germany.
  • J. Galle Division of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Medical Hospital, Research Center Borstel, Germany.

Abstract

Botryomycosis is recognised mainly as a visceral disorder with rare cases of pulmonary manifestation. The most frequent cause of pulmonary Botryomycosis is aspiration of a foreign body which induces bacteria to group together instead of spreading out forming conglomerates resembling the granules of Actinomyces. Here we report on the clinical and pathologic findings of a 38-year-old patient without any further predisposing factors. It should be mentioned that the disease was cured following the extraction of a foreign body without the need for any surgery or antibiotic therapy. Factors influencing the course of the disease are discussed below.

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2016-02-03
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Müller-Quernheim, J., E. Vollmer, and J. Galle. 2016. “Secondary Bronchial Botryomycosis Due to Foreign Body Aspiration”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 67 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2007.500.