A year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and on immunosuppressive agents presented with a two month history history of. This infection typically occurs following oral surgery or in patients with poor dental hygiene. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is characterized in the. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cervicofacial actinomycosis is uncommon, but without proper treatment it causes extensive tissue destruction. Early diagnosis.

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J Natl Med Assoc ; A haematic-caseous discharge from the lower fluctuant portion of the mass was collected through a percutaneous incision.

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Cervicofacial Actinomycosis: Diagnosis and Management.

CT findings in six patients. Following personal experience in a case referred to our Department, and cedvicofacial agreement with reports in the literature, attention is drawn to the presenting clinical manifestations, stressing that these are often confusing since they mimic those of other diseases, Moreover, many pre-operative investigations radiological scans, incisional biopsy, fine-needle aspiration are generally non-specific.


Clin Infect Dis ; More commonly, the diagnosis is made via culture or biopsy. Thus, microbiological identification of this organism is often impossible. Oral and cervicofacial actinomycosis. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

Arch Intern Med ; A year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and on immunosuppressive agents presented with a two month history history of slowly progressive right facial swelling with recurrent eruptions.

Actinomycosis of the neck: Grzegorz Barszczewski 1.

Cervicofacial Actinomycosis

Cervicofacial actinomycosis cervicofacoal surgical treatment, oral cavity sanation, and in the case of presenting actinomycosis abscesses formation, combined surgical incision and drainage. A specimen submitted to microbiologic culture revealed the presence of Fresobacterium Nucleatum, Porphyromonas Asaccharolytica and Staphylococcus Aureus.

The advantages of biopsy as a diagnostic technique are emphasized. Pathologic quiz case 1. Kwartler JA, Limaye A.

Cervicofacial actinomycosis: still a difficult differential diagnosis

National Center for Biotechnology InformationCervicfacial. A comparison between clinical and microbiologic findings avoids serious errors in the differential diagnosis. Actinomycosis of tonsil masquerading as tumour in a year-old child.


In conclusion, although it is a rare infectious cervicofacial disease, actinomycosis of the head and neck represents, among neck masses, an interesting disease, on account of the difficulties involved in the diagnosis.

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Japan Find articles by Masatomi Ikusaka. Japan Find articles by Kiyoshi Shikino. J Comput Assist Tomogr ;8: Anaerobic infections of the head and neck. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is caused by Actinomycesa normal inhabitant of the oral cavity.

Miller M, Haddad AJ. J Gen Intern Med. Radicular cyst with actinomycotic infection in an upper anterior tooth. The condition is considered an important clinical entity, on account not only of the difficulties involved in the diagnosis but also the long-term treatment necessary to eradicate the disease 10 —