Secondary bronchial botryomycosis due to foreign body aspiration
AbstractBotryomycosis 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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