actinomycosis


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Keywords: Actinomycosis, Meningitis, Immune competent.
Endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis: CT findings for nine patients.
Actinomycosis is an indolent, slowly progressive suppurative infection leading to formation of multiple abscesses, dense fibrosis, sinus tracts, and fistulas.
On the basis of clinical findings, microbiological examination and X-ray, it was diagnosed as a Actinomycosis.
The clinical picture of botryomycosis closely resembles scrofuloderma, mycetoma or actinomycosis.
6) Uterovaginal malformation, (7) infection with actinomycosis due to intrauterine devices, (8) curettage, difficult vaginal delivery, or use of forceps may be the other causes.
Although established fungal etiology includes candidiasis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, actinomycosis, blastomycosis, co-ccidioidomycosis, and aspergillosis myocarditis14.
Evaluation of the whitish-yellow dacryoliths revealed the presence of actinomycosis (Figure 1c).
Background: Actinomycosis is a rare indolent infectious disease caused by Actinomyces.
Actinomycosis is a subacute-to-chronic bacterial infection caused by filamentous, Gram-positive, non-acid-fast bacteria.
However, other differential diagnoses were considered, including bacterial infections like syphilis or actinomycosis, protozoal infections such as toxoplasmosis, and miscellaneous diseases such as sarcoidosis, Crohn's disease and Wegener's granulomatosis.
Goldstein has reported a case of actinomycosis following placement of a jewellery chain piece into a maxillary central incisor.
sup][3] Fistulas involving the scrotum can also be found in tuberculosis, schistosomiasis, perianal actinomycosis, [sup][4] perianal Crohn's disease, anorectal malformations, [sup][5] and after strangulated inguinal hernia.
Prevalence of vaginal Actinomycosis and its association with the use of the intrauterine device in three health institutions in Antioquia, 2013