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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 370-372

Red grain botryomycosis due to Staphylococcus aureus - A novel case report


1 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur 440 003, India
2 Departments of Skin and V. D, Government Medical College, Nagpur 440 003, India

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Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur 440 003
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.55458

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Staphylococcus aureus and some other bacteria are known to cause botryomycosis. These bacteria are known to produce yellowish-white soft grains. Only Actinomadura pelletieri is known to produce red grains. We report here a case of an intensely inflammatory type of botryomycosis. A 35-year-old male labourer presented with swelling, redness and multiple sinuses on his foot, of eight months duration. The purulent discharge contained bright red coloured grains, 0.5 to 1 mm in size, which were round to oval in shape. Gram-positive cocci were demonstrated in crushed granules and tissue sections. Culture yielded pure and heavy growth of Staphylococcus aureus . He responded very well to cefazolin. There is no other report of such red grain botryomycosis due to Staphylococcus aureus , available in literature. This is first case report of its kind in world literature.






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