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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2009 Apr-Jun;27(2):161-3. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.49434.

Pulmonary botryomycosis in a patient with down syndrome.

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Department of Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. fuadrabee@hotmail.com

Abstract

Pulmonary botryomycosis is a rare chronic, pyogranulomatous infection affecting the lung parenchyma. We describe here the clinical and histopathological findings of pulmonary botryomycosis reported for the first time in a Down syndrome female who required prolonged intensive care. This case has other different unique aspects. It is the first case to present with empyema, the second case involving the right lower lobe and the first case managed by decortication.

PMID:
19384044
DOI:
10.4103/0255-0857.49434
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