† Cutaneous botryomycosis is a chronic, granulomatous, bacterial infection in which grains are produced. Botryomycosis developed in the keloids of the pierced ears of our patient after treatment of the keloids with intralesional corticosteroids. Excision of the lesions resulted in complete cure.
(Arch Dermatol 1982;118;925-927)
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