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

Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan.
Case Reports in Dermatology 05/2012; 4(2):114-8. DOI: 10.1159/000338798
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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.

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