Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species. They are also normal commensals among the gut flora of the caecum; thus, abdominal actinomycosis can occur following removal of the appendix. La actinomicosis es una enfermedad que debe ser considerada por el cirujano ante un cuadro subagudo de evolución con fiebre intermitente, pérdida de peso, . Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 67 años con una rara forma de actinomicosis. Clínicamente simulaba una enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal y tras.

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Caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and Actinomyces bovis in animals. Malignancy Nocardiosis Tuberculosis subcutanea. Actinobacteria primarily A00—A79—, — Actinomycosis A man with actinomycosis on the right side of his face Specialty Infectious disease Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species.

Pathology Outlines – Actinomycosis

Mixed inflammatory infiltrate, foreign body multinucleated giant cells and clumps of filamentous organisms. Skin inflammatory nontumor Infectious disorders Actinomycosis Author: Incidence of oral actinomycosis, which is harder to diagnose, has increased.


These intestimal are named due to their appearance, but are not actually composed of sulfur.

Predisposing factors include poor infestinal hygiene, trauma, male gender, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, alcoholism and malnutrition Infect Drug Resist ;7: Sherris Medical Microbiology 4th ed.

An affected human often has recently had dental workpoor oral hygieneperiodontal diseaseradiation therapyor trauma broken jaw causing local tissue damage to the oral mucosaall of which predispose the person to developing actinomycosis. Painter Halfdan Egedius died from actinomcosis. D ICD – Inpathologist Otto Bollinger described the presence of A. Multiple sinuses in foot. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Most common causative agent is Actinomyces israelii “Sulfur granules”: Response to therapy is slow and may take months. American Public Health Association.

These bacteria are generally anaerobes. In cases of penicillin allergy, doxycycline is used.

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Disease incidence is greater in males between the ages of 20 and 60 years than in females. Actinomycosis is actinojicosis caused by any of several members of the bacterial genus Actinomyces. Baron’s Medical Microbiology 4th ed.

The disease is characterised by the formation of painful abscesses in the mouthlungs[3] [4] breast[5] or gastrointestinal tract. Accessed December 31st, Sign up for ijtestinal Email Newsletters. Infobox medical condition new CS1: Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 7th ed. This infection depends on other bacteria Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and cocci to aid in invasion of tissue. Views Read Edit View history.


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Univ of Texas Medical Branch. Weedon’s Skin Pathology, 3rd Edition.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. US National Library of Medicine. Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species.

Actinomycosis – Wikipedia

Incidence in the U. Page views in Home About Us Advertise Amazon. Cervicofacial post dental infectionskin post traumatic injury creating an anaerobic environmentpelvic post intrauterine device placementabdominal status post ruptured appendix or bowel perforationand pulmonary smokers with poor dental hygiene, aspiration of infective material Infect Drug Resist ;7: Williams gynecology 2nd ed.