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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Baron Inntestinal et al. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. US National Library of Medicine. After Bostroem’s discovery, a general misconception existed that actinomycosis was a mycosis that affected individuals who chewed grass or straw.

Pathology Outlines – Actinomycosis

Multiple sinuses in foot. Mixed inflammatory infiltrate with clumps of fibrillar organisms and occasional foreign body giant cells, courtesy of Dr.

Incidence in the U. This infection depends on other bacteria Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and cocci to aid in invasion of tissue.

This website is intended for pathologists and laboratory personnel, who understand that medical information is imperfect and must be interpreted using reasonable medical judgment. It can also affect swine, horses, and dogs, and less often wild animals and sheep. Univ of Texas Medical Branch.


Actinomyces bacteria acyinomicosis generally sensitive to penicillinwhich is frequently used to treat actinomycosis. Williams gynecology 2nd ed. New author database being installed, click here for details. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Home About Us Advertise Amazon. Predisposing factors include poor oral hygiene, trauma, male gender, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, alcoholism and malnutrition Infect Drug Resist ;7: Images hosted on other servers: These granules are named due to their appearance, but are not actually composed of sulfur.

Sherris Medical Microbiology 4th ed. 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: The diagnosis of actinomycosis can be a difficult one to make.

Page views in 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. Skin inflammatory nontumor Infectious disorders Actinomycosis Author: Accessed December 31st, Tuberculoid leprosy Borderline tuberculoid leprosy Borderline leprosy Borderline lepromatous leprosy Lepromatous leprosy Histoid intestinql.

Actinomycosis does not occur in isolation from other bacteria. The three most common sites of infection are decayed teeth, the lungs, and the intestines. Click here for patient related inquiries.

In addition to microbiological examinations, magnetic resonance imaging and immunoassays may be helpful. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mixed inflammatory infiltrate, foreign body multinucleated giant cells and clumps of filamentous organisms.


MedScape – ActinomycosisCheng: Firm, swollen region on the skin with multiple draining abscesses and fistula tracts Pus draining yellow sulphur granules.

Sign up for intestial Email Newsletters. Caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and Actinomyces bovis in animals. These bacteria are generally anaerobes. An affected human often has recently had dental workpoor oral hygieneperiodontal diseaseradiation therapyor trauma broken jaw causing local tissue damage to the oral mucosaintestihal of which predispose the person to developing actinomycosis.

Actinomycetaceae Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae.

Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species. Response to therapy is slow and may take months. Outer and inner surface and cross section of excised tissue. Weedon’s Skin Pathology, 3rd Edition. Infobox medical condition new CS1: The condition is likely to be polymicrobial aerobic anaerobic infection.

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This name refers to the large abscesses that grow on the head and neck of inteshinal infected animal. Retrieved from ” https: D ICD – Actinomycosis occurs rarely in humans, but rather frequently in cattle as a disease called “lumpy jaw”.

Inpathologist Otto Bollinger described the presence of A.