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The Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon in hepatic botryomycosis.
  1. D Schlossberg,
  2. M Pandey,
  3. R Reddy
  1. Department of Medicine, Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125, USA.


    A 68 year old diabetic man developed septicaemia and multiple liver abscesses due to Streptococcus intermedius. Liver biopsy revealed streptococcal botryomycosis which showed the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon. Diabetes mellitus is an example of the immunosuppressed states that have been associated with botryomycosis.

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