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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2012, Article ID 239093, 3 pages
Case Report

Incidental Renal Botryomycosis in a Nonfunctioning Kidney

1Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India
2Department of Urology, KMC, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India

Received 29 October 2012; Accepted 10 December 2012

Academic Editors: N. Boudville, S. Brzosko, B. Jaar, Y.-Y. Ng, and I. Pela

Copyright © 2012 Mary Mathew et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Botryomycosis is a unique form of bacterial infection, closely mimicking actinomycosis. The usual site of occurrence is the skin and renal botryomycosis is very rare. The most common organism is Staphylococcus aureus which can be identified using Gram stain and confirmed by culture. Early and accurate diagnosis can ensure appropriate antibiotic therapy. We present a young lady diagnosed to have incidental botryomycosis of the kidney, following nephrectomy.