Successful treatment of cutaneous botryomycosis with a combination of minocycline and topical heat therapy

Masaya Ishibashi, Yukikazu Numata, Hachiro Tagami, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

Cutaneous botryomycosis is a chronic focal infection characterized by a granulomatous inflammatory response to bacterial pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus. Treatment requires antibiotic therapy and may also require surgical debridement. We employed topical heat therapy and oral minocycline. The lesions became flattened and pigmented after 1 month. We consider that this simple treatment can be an effective and harmless complementary therapy for cutaneous botryomycosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

Keywords

  • Botryomycosis
  • Minocycline
  • Topical heat therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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