Pulmonary botryomycosis in a patient with AIDS

Chest. 1996 Jan;109(1):276-8. doi: 10.1378/chest.109.1.276.


We describe the clinical and pathologic findings of the first reported case of pulmonary botryomycosis in a patient with AIDS. Botryomycosis is an uncommon, chronic, suppurative disease that is often mistaken clinically and histologically for a fungal infection. The patient responded to systemic antibiotic therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis
  • Lung Diseases / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Staphylococcal / diagnosis
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*