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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2015;88(5): 608-611.
위절제술 후 Streptococcus mitis에 의한 비장 Botryomycosis 1예
한양희1, 이상진1, 권준성1, 최규호1, 김문호1, 송은희1, 강길현2
1울산대학교 의과대학 강릉아산병원 내과
2울산대학교 의과대학 강릉아산병원 병리과
A Case of Splenic Botryomycosis Caused by Streptococcus mitis in a Patient with a Previous Distal Gastrectomy
Yang Hee Han1, Sang Jin Lee1, Jun Sung Kwon1, Kyoo Ho Choi1, Moon Ho Kim1, Eun Hee Song1, Gil Hyun Kang2
1Departments of Internal Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea
2Departments of Pathology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sang Jin Lee ,Tel: +82-33-610-3948, Fax: +82-33-641-8130, Email: sangjin@naver.com
Received: June 5, 2014;   Revised: July 15, 2014;   Accepted: August 20, 2014.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Botryomycosis is an uncommon chronic suppurative bacterial infection of the skin and visceral organs seen primarily in immunocompromised patients. Here, we report a case of splenic botryomycosis caused by Streptococcus mitis in a 53-year-old immunocompetent woman with a history of distal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer.
Keywords: Botryomycosis; Gastrectomy; Spleen; Streptococcus mitis
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