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Primary pulmonary botryomycosis: a late complication of foreign body aspiration
  1. J M Tuggey,
  2. H S R Hosker,
  3. P DaCosta
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Airedale General Hospital, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 6TD, UK
  1. Dr H S R Hosker, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Airedale General Hospital, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 6TD, UK

Abstract

Primary pulmonary botryomycosis is a rare cause of haemoptysis and can enter the differential diagnosis of a mass on the plain chest radiograph. The case history is presented of a 63 year old man with botryomycosis which was initially thought to be a bronchial carcinoma. When the diagnosis was made several years later it was found to be secondary to persisting vegetable material in the bronchial tree following previous aspiration.

  • botryomycosis
  • foreign body

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