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Cervicofacial actinomycosis: a long forgotten infectious complication of immunosuppression - report of a case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24852779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Actinomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous infection caused by Gram-positive, non-acid-fast, anaerobic to microaerophilic bacteria.We report a case of cervicofacial actinomycosis in an 86-year-old woman undergoing immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine and prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. She underwent a dental treatment several months earlier. The diagnosis of culture-negative actinomycosis was based on histolopathology findings and the isolation of companion bacteria. The patient was treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for 3 months, which produced complete clearance of her cervicofacial actinomycosis.Our case points out the pitfalls of diagnostic procedures in actinomycosis and the ability of this rare disease to mimic other medical conditions.
Authors:
Isabel Kolm; Leonardo Aceto; Michael Hombach; Jivko Kamarshev; Jurg Hafner; Mirjana Urosevic-Maiwald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22640     Citation Subset:  IM    
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