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Pulmonary actinomycosis presenting as a mass-like consolidation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19996845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary actinomycosis presented as a mass-like consolidation. The diagnosis was not established until clinical suspicion prompted special staining of the pathology material. Response to antibiotics was facilitated by a removal of the airway plug through bronchoscopy. Airway obstruction may contribute to the prolonged medical treatment of pulmonary actinomycosis.
Authors:
Hesham El Ghannam; Chunxue Bai; Renli Qiao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-06     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Actinomyces / isolation & purification
Actinomycosis / drug therapy,  pathology,  radiography*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bronchoscopy*
Histocytochemistry
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*,  radiography*
Recurrence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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