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.

Author: Doutaur Maukinos
Country: Brazil
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 6 May 2016
Pages: 383
PDF File Size: 17.15 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.7 Mb
ISBN: 469-5-37749-735-9
Downloads: 37687
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samuzahn


Retrieved from ” https: 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Infobox medical condition new CS1: Outer and inner surface and cross section of excised tissue. The three most common sites of infection are decayed teeth, the lungs, and the intestines.

Mixed inflammatory infiltrate, foreign body multinucleated giant cells and clumps of filamentous organisms. 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: Violinist Joseph Joachim died of actinomycosis on 15 August Baron S; et al.

Weedon’s Skin Pathology, 3rd Edition. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis. Williams acinomicosis 2nd ed.

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


Response achinomicosis therapy is slow and may take months. Click here for patient related inquiries. Actinobacteria primarily A00—A79—, — Actinomycosis does not occur in isolation from other bacteria. MedScape – ActinomycosisCheng: US National Library of Medicine. Home About Us Advertise Amazon.

Views Read Edit View history.

Sherris Medical Microbiology 4th ed. Mixed inflammatory infiltrate with clumps of fibrillar organisms and occasional foreign body giant cells, courtesy of Dr. Actinomycosis is primarily caused by any of several members of the bacterial genus Actinomyces.

Actinomycosis occurs rarely in humans, but rather frequently in cattle as a disease called “lumpy jaw”. Actinomyces bacteria are generally sensitive to penicillinwhich is frequently used to treat actinomycosis.

Actinomycosis – Wikipedia

After Bostroem’s discovery, a general misconception existed that actinomycosis was a mycosis that affected individuals who chewed grass or straw. The diagnosis of actinomycosis can be a difficult one to make. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may also be used as an adjunct to conventional therapy when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment. Images hosted on other servers: Incidence in the U. The condition is likely to be polymicrobial aerobic anaerobic infection.

Incidence of oral actinomycosis, which is harder to diagnose, has increased.

American Public Health Association. Firm, swollen region on the skin with multiple draining abscesses and fistula tracts Pus draining yellow sulphur granules. Painter Halfdan Egedius died from actinomcosis.

[Actinomicosis abdominal].

It can also affect swine, horses, and dogs, and less often wild animals and sheep. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species.


Disease incidence is greater in males between the ages of 20 and 60 years than in females. In severe cases, they may penetrate the surrounding bone and muscle to the skin, where they break open and leak large amounts of puswhich often contains characteristic granules sulfur granules filled with progeny bacteria. Accessed December 31st, Inpathologist Otto Bollinger described the presence of A. Caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and Actinomyces bovis in animals.

This name refers to the large abscesses that grow on the head and neck of the infected animal. Univ of Texas Medical Branch. Multiple sinuses in foot. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 7th ed.

Most common causative agent is Actinomyces israelii “Sulfur granules”: New author database being installed, click here for details. In cases of penicillin allergy, doxycycline is used. Tuberculoid leprosy Borderline tuberculoid leprosy Borderline leprosy Borderline lepromatous leprosy Lepromatous leprosy Histoid leprosy. 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.

Malignancy Nocardiosis Tuberculosis subcutanea. In addition to microbiological examinations, magnetic resonance imaging and immunoassays may be helpful. These bacteria are intestial anaerobes.