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Botryomycosis presented as chronic non-healing ulcer

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Botryomycosis presented as chronic non-healing ulcer

Ahmad Sukari Halim, Kian Hua Yeoh, Mohd Ishak, Mohd Sharifudin Bin Said
10 July 2019

Botryomycosis is a chronic suppurative infection characterized by a granulomatous inflammatory response to bacterial pathogens which may present with cutaneous or visceral involvement (Winslow et al, 1959). The name “botryomycosis” was coined in 1884, but its bacterial nature was not discovered until 1919 (Bersoff-Matcha et al, 1998). The term “botryomycosis” is derived from the Greek word “botrys” (meaning “bunch of grapes”) and “mycosis” (a misnomer, due to the presumed fungal
aetiology in early descriptions).

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