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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161-163

Pulmonary botryomycosis in a patient with down syndrome


1 Department of Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital - Dammam, PO Box 15215, Dammam, 314 44, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatrics, King Fahad Specialist Hospital - Dammam, PO Box 15215, Dammam, 314 44, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medicine, King Fahad Specialist Hospital - Dammam, PO Box 15215, Dammam, 314 44, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad Specialist Hospital - Dammam, PO Box 15215, Dammam, 314 44, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
F A Al-Rabee
Department of Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital - Dammam, PO Box 15215, Dammam, 314 44
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.49434

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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.






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