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Botryomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous bacterial infection affecting mostly the skin and subcutaneous tissues. The nomenclature is a misnomer as the disease is caused by bacteria, not by fungus. This uncommon infection sometimes mimics neoplasia and actinomycosis. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common agent in botryomycosis, followed by Pseudomonas sp. strains. We report an unusual case of invasive umbilical botriomycosis mimicking an acute abdomen. The patient recovered fully afterfatcat:rh252kdwefhv7hsqra2ubtpybi