abdominal actinomycosis

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a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the abdomen

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Kim et al., "Clinical features of abdominal actinomycosis: a 15-year experience of a single institute," Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol.
In a more recent study, Lee et al analyzed abdominal actinomycosis of the GI tract in 18 patients, 14 of whom were diagnosed postoperatively and 4 percutaneously sampled.(10) One of the more common CT features was concentric bowel-wall thickening (15/18).
Abdominal actinomycosis: CT findings in 10 patients.
Abdominal Actinomycosis. Pak J Med Sci 2011;27(1):206-207
Abdominal Actinomycosis is a rare and insidious clinical entity.5,6 It should be considered in the diag- nosis of a patient who presents with non-specific symptoms and signs including fever, a palpable mass and leukocytosis.6 Recognized causal associations and differential diagnosis include a history of appen- dicitis, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, use of an intrauterine contraceptive device, neoplasm, intestinal tuberculosis and open or laparoscopic surgery.6-8 The definitive diagnosis of Actinomycosis requires microscopic proof of either the pathogen itself or the presence of specific "sulfur granules".6,7 Organisms can be identified by immunofluorescence.9
That patient had history of intrauterine contraceptive device.10 Karagulle E et al reported a case of abdominal Actinomycosis. The patient had right lower quadrant abdominal pain mimicking acute appendicitis.11
Pesudocolonic carcinoma caused by abdominal Actinomycosis: Report of two cases.
Abdominal actinomycosis accounts for 20% of actinomycosis infection [7].
Abdominal actinomycosis is an uncommon infectious disease that can mimic multiple disease processes.
Mannl, "Abdominal actinomycosis," Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol.