Pulmonary Botryomycosis Mimicking Bronchogenic Carcinoma of the Lung


Respiratory Diseases & TB Research Center of Guilan University of Medical Science(GUMS) - Razi HospitalRasht- Iran


Botryomycosis is a relatively rare disease found only in case reports. Most observed cases have been of cutaneous or visceral type. Given the prolonged duration and nature of symptoms, pulmonary botryomycosis may be mistaken for malignancy. We report the first case of pulmonary botryomycosis in Iran initially mimicking bronchogenic carcinoma.