actinomycosis

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Summary: Infections with bacteria of the genus ACTINOMYCES.

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  1. Wagenlehner F, Mohren B, Naber K, Männl H. Abdominal actinomycosis. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003;9:881-5 pubmed
    Intra-abdominal and extraperitoneal actinomycosis are rare infections, caused by different Actinomyces species. However, they have been diagnosed more frequently in the last ten years...
  2. Milam M, Schultenover S, Crispens M, Parker L. Retroperitoneal fibrosis secondary to actinomycosis with no intrauterine device. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;104:1134-6 pubmed
    ..Actinomycotic pelvic infection usually occurs in the presence of an intrauterine device. It can result in pelvic inflammatory disease, tubo-ovarian abscess, and retroperitoneal fibrosis...
  3. Brook I. Actinomycosis: diagnosis and management. South Med J. 2008;101:1019-23 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis is an uncommon, chronic bacterial infection that induces both suppurative and granulomatous inflammation...
  4. Tsubochi H, Endo S, Suhara K, Sohara Y. Endobronchial aspergillosis and actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007;31:1144-6 pubmed
    Endobronchial aspergillosis or actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis is extremely rare. Here, we describe two cases of endobronchial aspergillosis and actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis...
  5. Wayne M, Narang R, Chauhdry A, Steele J. Hepatic actinomycosis mimicking an isolated tumor recurrence. World J Surg Oncol. 2011;9:70 pubmed publisher
    ..as an opportunistic pathogen, particularly in the oral cavity; however, in rare cases these bacteria can cause actinomycosis which is characterized by formation of abscesses in the mouth, lungs, or gastrointestinal tract...
  6. Habibi A, Salehinejad J, Saghafi S, Mellati E, Habibi M. Actinomycosis of the tongue. Arch Iran Med. 2008;11:566-8 pubmed
    Actinomycotic infections are known to be associated with difficulties in making the diagnosis and treatment. Actinomycosis of the tongue is rare and of great importance, not only because it can mimic many other diseases, but also because ..
  7. Trutnovsky G, Tamussino K, Reich O. Short-term antibiotic treatment of pelvic actinomycosis. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008;101:203-4 pubmed publisher
  8. Lan M, Huang T, Lin T, Lan M. Pathology quiz case 1. Actinomycosis of the lip mimicking minor salivary gland tumor. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133:411, 414 pubmed
  9. Kim H, Park N, Park K, Kang S. A case of pelvic actinomycosis with hepatic actinomycotic pseudotumor. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2007;64:95-9 pubmed
    Pelvic actinomycosis in women most commonly occurs during ascending infections, usually associated with intrauterine devices (IUDs). However, secondary hepatic actinomycosis is very rare...

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  1. Wang Y, Tsai H, Lee S, Mai M, Wann S, Chen Y, et al. Clinical manifestations of actinomycosis in Southern Taiwan. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2007;40:487-92 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is an uncommon and frequently misdiagnosed infection that may present as an acute or indolent process...
  2. Ladurner R, Bogner J, Drosse I, Volkmer E, Sommerey S, Hohenbleicher F, et al. A rare case of primary actinomycosis of the anterior abdominal wall: diagnosis and treatment. Hernia. 2008;12:549-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Microscopic examination of the excised specimen revealed an actinomycosis of the anterior abdominal wall, which is extremely rare...
  3. Peitsidis P, Papadimitriou C, Rodolakis A, Peitsidou A. Actinomycosis of the appendix and pelvis: a case report. J Reprod Med. 2008;53:711-3 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is a chronic infection caused by Actinomyces israeli, a gram-positive saprophytic anaerob, a normal inhabitant of the upper intestinal tract.
  4. Kaszuba M, Tomaszewska R, Pitynski K, Grzanka P, Bazan Socha S, Musiał J. Actinomycosis mimicing advanced cancer. Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2008;118:581-4 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is a rare infectious inflammatory disease caused by the bacteria of the Actinomyces species. Infection occurs following damage to the skin or mucous membrane...
  5. Boudaya M, Smadhi H, Marghli A, Mouna M, Charmiti F, Ismail O, et al. Surgery in thoracic actinomycosis. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2012;20:314-9 pubmed publisher
    Diagnosis and treatment of thoracic actinomycosis is difficult. In most cases, surgery is performed to rule out lung cancer or to control severe symptoms such as hemoptysis.
  6. Sabbatani S, Fulgaro C, Latini G, Burzi M, Manfredi R. Associated actinomycosis and rhinopharyngeal adenocarcinoma during HIV infection: diagnostic and therapeutic issues. Infez Med. 2008;16:164-72 pubmed
    An extremely infrequent episode of nasopharyngeal actinomycosis associated with squamous adenocarcinoma occurred in an HIV-infected male patient with a previous diagnosis of AIDS, treated with combined antiretroviral therapy taken with ..
  7. Garner J, Macdonald M, Kumar P. Abdominal actinomycosis. Int J Surg. 2007;5:441-8 pubmed
    Abdominal actinomycosis has been recognised for over 150 years yet remains largely unknown to most clinicians...
  8. Huang C, Lee M, Lu R, Peng H, Chao H. A case of pulmonary aspergilloma and actinomycosis. J Med Microbiol. 2011;60:543-6 pubmed publisher
    Pulmonary aspergilloma and pulmonary actinomycosis are rare pulmonary infectious diseases...
  9. Hansen T, Kunkel M, Springer E, Walter C, Weber A, Siegel E, et al. Actinomycosis of the jaws--histopathological study of 45 patients shows significant involvement in bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis and infected osteoradionecrosis. Virchows Arch. 2007;451:1009-17 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis of the jaws is a rare disease, which has been recently described in patients with infected osteoradionecrosis (IORN) and bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis (BON)...
  10. Cohen R, Bowie W, Enns R, Flint J, FitzGerald J. Pulmonary actinomycosis complicating infliximab therapy for Crohn's disease. Thorax. 2007;62:1013-4 pubmed
    ..We report the first case of pulmonary actinomycosis in a patient receiving regular infusions of infliximab, an anti-TNF agent, for Crohn's disease.
  11. Taga S. Diagnosis and therapy of pelvic actinomycosis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2007;33:882-5 pubmed
    Pelvic actinomycosis is difficult to diagnose. In most cases, it is not diagnosed until after surgery. If this condition is diagnosed preoperatively, it can be treated in many cases. Three cases of actinomycosis are reported here...
  12. Biyani D, Denley H, Hill J, Watson A. IUCD induced abdomino-pelvic actinomycosis presenting as acute large bowel obstruction. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007;27:870-1 pubmed
  13. Al Niaimi F, Patel A, Blessing K, Fox R, Burden A. Cutaneous actinomycosis presenting as chronic mastitis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2010;35:149-51 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative infection caused by anaerobic actinomyces. Primary cutaneous involvement is uncommon because of the exclusively endogenous habitat of the organism...
  14. Patil D, Siddaramappa B, Manjunathswamy B, Pandit A, Dastikop S, Fernandes C, et al. Primary cutaneous actinomycosis. Int J Dermatol. 2008;47:1271-3 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis is a chronic, progressive, suppurative infection, prevalent over the neck, thorax or abdomen. As it rarely occurs with few clinical symptoms, its diagnosis requires a high index of clinical suspicion...
  15. Joshi C, Sharma R, Mohsin Z. Pelvic actinomycosis: a rare entity presenting as tubo-ovarian abscess. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2010;281:305-6 pubmed publisher
    ..On histologic examination, an actinomycotic TO abscess was found with sulfur granules...
  16. Bartlett A, Rivera A, Krishnamurthy R, Baker C. Thoracic actinomycosis in children: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008;27:165-9 pubmed publisher
    Thoracic actinomycosis is uncommon, indolent, and often not considered in children with chest wall masses, pneumonia, or empyema...
  17. Polat I, Gungorduk K, Polat G, Yildirim G, Aslan H, Tekirdag A. Persistent subumbilical discharge associated with actinomycosis caused by intrauterine contraceptive device: a case report. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008;277:457-60 pubmed
    ..In this report we describe, persistent periumbilical discharge associated actinomycosis caused by migration of a copper intrauterine contraceptive device...
  18. Al Kadhi S, Venkiteswaran K, Al Ansari A, Shamsudini A, Al Bozom I, Kiliyanni A. Primary vesical actinomycosis: a case report and literature review. Int J Urol. 2007;14:969-71 pubmed
    Pelvic actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection caused by the gram-positive anaerobic bacteria, Actinomyces Israelli. Vesical lesions, particularly without any obvious source of infection, are rare...
  19. Santos J, Zambenedetti R, Mann K, Cibin L. Thoracic actinomycosis: report of a patient with advanced-stage disease. Braz J Infect Dis. 2007;11:157-9 pubmed
    The authors describe a case of advanced thoracic actinomycosis. A 44-year-old man with previous episodes of productive cough with purulent sputum, fever, chest pain and subcutaneous nodules on the left hemithorax was admitted with ..
  20. Wakabayashi K, Yano S, Kadowaki T, Tokushima T, Kanda H, Kobayashi K, et al. Pulmonary actinomycosis caused by Actinomyces cardiffensis. Intern Med. 2012;51:2929-31 pubmed
    We herein present the first case of pulmonary actinomycosis caused by Actinomyces cardiffensis (A. cardiffensis). A computed tomography (CT) examination revealed a nodule with cavitation in the left upper lobe of the lung...
  21. Kaya M, Sakarya M. A rare cause of chronic abdominal pain, weight loss and anemia: abdominal actinomycosis. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2007;18:254-7 pubmed
    Abdominal actinomycosis is a subacute/chronic bacterial infection that affects different body regions...
  22. Sims H, Heywood B. Post-transplant actinomycosis of the posterior glottis involving both vocal processes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;137:967-8 pubmed
  23. van Lierop A, Prescott C, Sinclair Smith C. An investigation of the significance of Actinomycosis in tonsil disease. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007;71:1883-8 pubmed
    The objective of the study was to establish the incidence of Actinomycosis in the tonsils of children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy, and to evaluate its role in clinical tonsillar disease.
  24. Yeung V, Wong Q, Chao N, Leung M, Kwok W. Thoracic actinomycosis in an adolescent mimicking chest wall tumor or pulmonary tuberculosis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008;24:751-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis is a rare disease in children and young adolescents and its thoracic manifestations accounted for a minority of all cases...
  25. Lee Y, Kim S, Cho M, Rhoe B, Kim M. Actinomycosis of the gallbladder mimicking carcinoma: a case report with US and CT findings. Korean J Radiol. 2007;8:169-72 pubmed
    We describe a case of actinomycosis of the gallbladder mimicking carcinoma...
  26. Hsiao H, Shen J, Yeh H, Wu W, Wang C, Huang C. Intra- and extra-abdominal actinomycosis mimicking urachal tumor in an intrauterine device carrier: a case report. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2008;24:35-40 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic suppurative infection caused by the Gram-positive anaerobic filamentous bacterium, Actinomyces israeli. In most cases, the diagnosis is made postoperatively because of its unusual clinical presentation...
  27. Lee S, Kwon H, Cho J, Oh J, Nam K, Lee J, et al. Actinomycosis of the appendix mimicking appendiceal tumor: a case report. World J Gastroenterol. 2010;16:395-7 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic infectious disease. Common sites of involvement include the cervicofacial, thoracic and abdominopelvic regions...
  28. Sullivan D, Chapman S. Bacteria that masquerade as fungi: actinomycosis/nocardia. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2010;7:216-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Called "great masqueraders," diagnosis of actinomycosis and nocardiosis is often delayed...
  29. Sittitrai P, Srivanitchapoom C, Pattarasakulchai T, Lekawanavijit S. Actinomycosis presenting as a parotid tumor. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2012;39:241-3 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis of the parotid gland is a rare chronic infection and can present with a slow-growing mass mimicking a tumor. The authors report five cases of parotid actinomycosis...
  30. Ko T, Li Y, Chu Y, Chen T, Chen C, Chen F, et al. An uncommon case of pelvic and abdominal wall mass: presumed pelvic actinomycosis. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;46:299-303 pubmed
  31. Hermida M, Della Giovanna P, Lapadula M, Garcia S, Cabrera H. Actinomyces meyeri cutaneous actinomycosis. Int J Dermatol. 2009;48:154-6 pubmed publisher
    Actinomyces meyeri cutaneous actinomycosis is a very rare disease. It often results from contiguous dissemination of an underlying focus...
  32. Ho L, Seto J, Jadvar H. Actinomycosis mimicking anastomotic recurrent esophageal cancer on PET-CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2006;31:646-7 pubmed
  33. Dharmadhikari D, Dharmadhikari R, Macdonald J, Beukenholdt R. Intrauterine contraceptive device-related actinomycosis infection presenting as an incarcerated inguinal hernia. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2007;33:595-7 pubmed
    ..Subsequent results obtained from investigations showed the presence of actinomyces-like organisms on the patient's smear related to an IUCD...
  34. Rad M, Milani M. Primary endobronchial actinomycosis simulating endobronchial tuberculosis in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Tuberk Toraks. 2007;55:186-90 pubmed
    Primary endobronchial actinomycosis is rare and very uncommon without foreign body aspiration. A 70-years old nonsmoker diabetic woman was presented with hemoptysis and weight loss for two months...
  35. Acevedo F, Baudrand R, Letelier L, Gaete P. Actinomycosis: a great pretender. Case reports of unusual presentations and a review of the literature. Int J Infect Dis. 2008;12:358-62 pubmed publisher
    b>Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic disease caused by a group of anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that normally colonize the mouth, colon, and urogenital tract...
  36. Andreani A, Cavazza A, Marchioni A, Richeldi L, Paci M, Rossi G. Bronchopulmonary actinomycosis associated with hiatal hernia. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009;84:123-8 pubmed publisher
    To describe clinicoradiologic and histopathologic features of bronchopulmonary actinomycosis and to determine whether hiatal hernia (HH) is a potential predisposing factor for bronchopulmonary actinomycosis.
  37. Baierlein S, Wistop A, Looser C, Peters T, Riehle H, von Flüe M, et al. Abdominal actinomycosis: a rare complication after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2007;17:1123-6 pubmed
    ..Therefore, a sonography-guided biopsy of the tumor was performed. Cytopathological examination revealed actinomycosis. Thus, therapy with penicillin was started, after which the parameters associated with the infection decreased...
  38. Costiniuk C, Voduc N, de Souza C. Pulmonary actinomycosis in a male patient with a tracheal bronchus. Can Respir J. 2011;18:84-6 pubmed
    ..Actinomyces species are rare causes of necrotizing pneumonias that often masquerade as malignancy, lung abscesses and tuberculosis...
  39. Woo H, Bae C, Song S, Choi Y, Kim Y. Actinomycosis of the paranasal sinus. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;139:460-2 pubmed publisher
    To report clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of actinomycosis of the paranasal sinus.
  40. Seo J, Lee J, Ha S, Park J, Jeong S, Park G. Primary endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis. Respiration. 2003;70:110-3 pubmed
    Primary endobronchial actinomycosis is an extremely rare disease that presents with endobronchial mass. We report 2 cases of primary endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis...
  41. Sharma M, Briski L, Khatib R. Hepatic actinomycosis: an overview of salient features and outcome of therapy. Scand J Infect Dis. 2002;34:386-91 pubmed
    ..Review of the English language literature revealed 56 additional cases of hepatic actinomycosis. Affected patients were typically immunocompetent, had a wide age range (4-86 y) and were predominantly male (..
  42. Hsu C, Lee C, Chia C, Lin Y. F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in an anorectal fistula with actinomycosis. Clin Nucl Med. 2004;29:452-3 pubmed
  43. Islam T, Athar M, Athar M, Usman M, Misbah B. Hepatic actinomycosis with infiltration of the diaphragm and right lung: a case report. Can Respir J. 2005;12:336-7 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is an indolent, slowly progressive infection caused by anaerobic or microaerophilic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces...
  44. Briscoe D, Edelstein E, Zacharopoulos I, Keness Y, Kilman A, Zur F, et al. Actinomyces canaliculitis: diagnosis of a masquerading disease. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2004;242:682-6 pubmed
    ..Fixation of smeared concretions on a slide in alcohol is simple and is diagnostic of the disease. We recommend long-term systemic penicillin treatment in Actinomyces canaliculitis. ..
  45. Abela J, Sciberras J, Meilak M, Felice A, Degaetano J. Omental actinomycosis presenting with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. J Clin Pathol. 2004;57:671 pubmed
  46. Kim T, Han J, Koh W, Choi J, Chung M, Lee K, et al. Endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis: CT findings for nine patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005;185:347-53 pubmed
    Our objective was to assess the CT findings for endobronchial actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis...
  47. Urbanek S, Kliment L, Holub Z. [Fistula as a complication of pelvic actinomycosis--two case reports]. Ceska Gynekol. 2005;70:238-40 pubmed
    The presentation of two unusual cases of pelvic actinomycosis.
  48. Kim Y, Suh J, Kwak S, Ryu J, Cho C, Park C, et al. Foreign body-induced actinomycosis mimicking bronchogenic carcinoma. Korean J Intern Med. 2002;17:207-10 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive infectious disease caused by an anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria that colonizes the face, neck, lung, pleura and the ileocecal region...
  49. Tamsel S, Demirpolat G, Killi R, Elmas N. [Primary hepatic actinomycosis: a case of inflammatory pseudotumor (case report)]. Tani Girisim Radyol. 2004;10:154-7 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic infection in which primary liver involvement accounts for 5% of all actinomycotic infections...
  50. Chouabe S, Perdu D, Deslee G, Milosevic D, Marque E, Lebargy F. Endobronchial actinomycosis associated with foreign body: four cases and a review of the literature. Chest. 2002;121:2069-72 pubmed
    Four cases of primary endobronchial actinomycosis associated with an inhaled foreign body are described...
  51. Dieckmann K, Henke R, Ovenbeck R. Renal actinomycosis mimicking renal carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2001;39:357-9 pubmed
    ..Histologically, the diagnosis of renal actinomycosis was established based on the detection of sulphur granules...
  52. Mabeza G, Macfarlane J. Pulmonary actinomycosis. Eur Respir J. 2003;21:545-51 pubmed
    Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare but important and challenging diagnosis to make. Even when the clinical suspicion is high, the disease is commonly confused with other chronic suppurative lung diseases and with malignancy...
  53. Smith A, Hall V, Thakker B, Gemmell C. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Actinomyces species with 12 antimicrobial agents. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2005;56:407-9 pubmed
    ..This study was conducted to assess the susceptibility of human clinical isolates of Actinomyces species to 12 antimicrobial agents...
  54. Dominguez D, Antony S. Actinomyces and nocardia infections in immunocompromised and nonimmunocompromised patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 1999;91:35-9 pubmed
    ..The medical records of 42 patients with suspected nocardiosis or actinomycosis were reviewed. One patient was diagnosed with actinomyces and 12 patients with nocardia...
  55. Soria Aledo V, Flores Pastor B, Carrasco Prats M, Candel Arenas M, Pellicer Franco E, García Santos J, et al. Abdominopelvic actinomycosis: a serious complication in intrauterine device users. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2004;83:863-5 pubmed
  56. Mejía Salazar Y, Hernández González M, Martínez Reyes Z, Carrera Rivapalacio A. [Tuboovaric actinomycosis. A report of a case]. Ginecol Obstet Mex. 2004;72:162-5 pubmed
    Tuboovaric actinomycosis case report.
  57. Baird A. Pelvic actinomycosis: still a cause for concern. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2005;31:73-4 pubmed
    Three cases of pelvic actinomycosis, which presented over a short period of time, are described...
  58. Das N, Lee J, Madden M, Elliot C, Bateson P, Gilliland R. A rare case of abdominal actinomycosis presenting as an inflammatory pseudotumour. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2006;21:483-4 pubmed
  59. Aydin A, Erkilic S, Bayazit Y, Kocer N, Ozer E, Kanlikama M. Relation between actinomycosis and histopathological and clinical features of the palatine tonsils: a comparative study between adult and pediatric patients. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2005;126:95-8 pubmed
    ..To find out the incidence of actinomyces in the palatine tonsil of the adult and pediatric patients, and evaluate our results relevant to the clinical diagnoses and histopathological features of tonsillectomy specimens...
  60. Lee I, Ha H, Park C, Kim J, Kim J, Kim T, et al. Abdominopelvic actinomycosis involving the gastrointestinal tract: CT features. Radiology. 2001;220:76-80 pubmed
    To assess the computed tomographic (CT) features of abdominopelvic actinomycosis involving the gastrointestinal tract.
  61. Soardo G, Basan L, Intini S, Avellini C, Sechi L. Elevated serum CA 19-9 in hepatic actinomycosis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2005;40:1372-3 pubmed
  62. Curi M, Dib L, Kowalski L, Landman G, Mangini C. Opportunistic actinomycosis in osteoradionecrosis of the jaws in patients affected by head and neck cancer: incidence and clinical significance. Oral Oncol. 2000;36:294-9 pubmed
    b>Actinomycosis is occasionally an opportunistic infection occurrence in patients with osteoradionecrosis (ORN)...