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Actinomyces meyeri cutaneous actinomycosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19200191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Actinomyces meyeri cutaneous actinomycosis is a very rare disease. It often results from contiguous dissemination of an underlying focus. We report a case of pulmonary actinomicosis with secondary cutaneous involvement which led to the diagnosis. A 51-year-old man presented with an indurated, erythematous plaque on his right chest wall. He had been diagnosed with pneumoniae one month prior ago and received antibiotic treatment but symptoms persisted. Fibrobroncoscopy was normal and bronchoalveolar lavage samples were negative. The cutaneous plaque evolved with fistulization and drainage of serohematic material with white grains. Actinomyces meyeri was cultured from bacteriologic samples. Ceftriaxone and doxiciclin were administered for a total of 12 months with complete resolution of the clinical condition.
María Daniela Hermida; Patricia Della Giovanna; María Lapadula; Sandra García; Hugo Néstor Cabrera
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-09     Completed Date:  2009-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Nacional Profesor Alejandro Posadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomyces / isolation & purification*
Actinomycosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Combined Modality Therapy
Cutaneous Fistula / microbiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Thoracic Wall / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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