Laser vaporization: A novel treatment of botryomycosis

D. J. Leffel, M. D. Brown, Neil Swanson

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Botryomycosis is an uncommon, chronic infection of the skin most often caused by staphylococcus aureus. It has been successfully treated using carbon dioxide laser vaporization in a case in which antibiotic therapy failed, and surgical excision was not feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-705
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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Leffel, D. J., Brown, M. D., & Swanson, N. (1989). Laser vaporization: A novel treatment of botryomycosis. Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, 15(7), 703-705.