Ted Rosen

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Botryomycosis (Bacterial pseudomycosis, Granular bacteriosis, Staphylococcic actinophytosis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Most cases of botryomycosis present with one or more exophytic, grouped and indurated nodules surmounted by draining sinus tracts or fissures (Figure 1). This disorder may also present as a solitary chronic ulceration or deep abscess. Botryomycosis tends to occur on the distal portion…

Erysipeloid (Erysipeloid of Rosenbach, Rosenbach’s disease, Baker-Rosenbach disease, Pseudoerysipelas; "Swine erysipelas" in Great Britain, "Rouget du porc" in France and "Mal rossino" in Italy)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Erysipeloid is a self-limited, localized infection occurring most commonly on the finger or hand, and appearing 24 to 72 hours following inoculation resulting from injury or trauma. Because the etiologic bacterium is carried by animals (fresh and saltwater fish, pigs,…

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