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March 1978

Botryomycosis as an Obstructive Hepatic Disease

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Veterans Administration Hospital, Portland (Dr Bagby), and the Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, Calif (Dr Gunning). Dr Bagby is a Research Associate of the Veterans Administration.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(3):472-473. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630270082028

Botryomycosis is a disorder caused by certain nonfilamentous bacteria that produce lesions that resemble actinomycosis. We describe a previously well, young man who initially had apparent hepatitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa which spread hematogenously to involve both lungs. He was treated successfully with antibiotics.

(Arch Intern Med 138:472-473, 1978)