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Cervicofacial actinomycosis: a diagnostic challenge.
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PMID:  9195617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Actinomycosis was first described as a clinical entity over 100 years ago. However, the fundamental characteristics of this entity have not been fully discussed, and major questions remain unanswered, such as the highly diversified pathogenicity of the phenomenon according to numerous published case reports and clarification of solid diagnostic criteria. Even the frequency of cervicofacial actinomycosis occurrence is unclear; some authors consider it to be rare and others to be common. We present 11 cases examined and treated in our department within the last 14 years along with a review of the literature. Diagnostic problems are emphasized, and a comprehensive overview of the entity is suggested.
R Nagler; M Peled; D Laufer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-01     Completed Date:  1997-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycosis, Cervicofacial / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Middle Aged
Penicillin Resistance
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Retrospective Studies
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