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Small vessel vasculitis in a patient with botryomycosis

Small vessel vasculitis in a patient with botryomycosis

Snowden, Martin ORCID: 0000-0002-1087-2692, McAlindo, Timothy E. and Morosan, Cristian G (2006) Small vessel vasculitis in a patient with botryomycosis. Journal of Rheumatology, 33 (12). pp. 2545-2547. ISSN 0315-162X (Print), 1499-2752 (Online)

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We describe a 53 year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis presenting with left ankle swelling and a purpuric rash. The skin biopsy of the rash revealed a small vessel vasculitis and a botryomycosis with Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon. Botryomycosis is an uncommon histologic finding of a chronic suppurative bacterial infection whereby bacteria form aggregates, which are surrounded by an eosinophilic matrix. With guidance from the skin biopsy findings, the patient was appropriately treated with antibiotics, resulting in complete resolution of symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: vasculitis, botryomycosis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science
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