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Actinomycosis: the disease and its treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7274029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pulmonary actinomycosis is described in a patient who presented with fever, weight loss, and a painful mass on his lower anterior left rib cage. Gram-stain and culture and sensitivity tests performed on the fluid drawn of the chest wall mass revealed Actinomyces israelii as the infecting organism. The patient was successfully treated with long-term penicillin therapy. A review of this rare bacterial disease is presented, emphasizing its treatment and its similarities and differences to other bacterial and fungal diseases.
T S Robbins; S A Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug intelligence & clinical pharmacy     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0012-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Intell Clin Pharm     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-22     Completed Date:  1981-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212457     Medline TA:  Drug Intell Clin Pharm     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology
Clindamycin / therapeutic use
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Lincomycin / therapeutic use
Lung Diseases / drug therapy*
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 154-21-2/Lincomycin; 18323-44-9/Clindamycin

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