Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species. They are also normal commensals among the gut flora of the caecum; thus, abdominal actinomycosis can occur following removal of the appendix. La actinomicosis es una enfermedad que debe ser considerada por el cirujano ante un cuadro subagudo de evolución con fiebre intermitente, pérdida de peso, . Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 67 años con una rara forma de actinomicosis. Clínicamente simulaba una enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal y tras.

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Actinomycosis – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Images hosted on other servers: Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae. Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species.

Predisposing factors include poor oral hygiene, trauma, male gender, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, alcoholism and malnutrition Infect Drug Resist ;7: Firm, swollen region on the skin with multiple draining abscesses and fistula tracts Pus draining yellow sulphur granules.


Page views in These bacteria are generally anaerobes. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Actinomycosis is primarily caused by any of several members of the intsetinal genus Actinomyces.

These granules are named due to their appearance, but are not actually composed of sulfur. Colonies of Actinomyces species.

Caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and Actinomyces bovis in animals. Baron’s Medical Microbiology 4th ed. Retrieved from ” https: In addition to microbiological examinations, magnetic resonance imaging and immunoassays may be helpful.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Most common causative agent is Actinomyces intestinla “Sulfur granules”: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Actinomycosis occurs rarely in humans, but rather frequently in cattle as a disease called “lumpy jaw”. Painter Halfdan Egedius died from actinomcosis.

[Actinomicosis abdominal].

Actinomycosis does not occur in isolation from other bacteria. The disease is characterised by the formation intestunal painful abscesses in the mouthlungs[3] [4] breast[5] or gastrointestinal tract.

It can also affect swine, horses, and dogs, and less often wild animals and sheep. Univ of Texas Medical Branch.


The diagnosis of actinomycosis can be a difficult one to make. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat American Public Health Association. Lymphocytes, neutrophils, giant cells and fibroblasts Bacterial colonies sulphur granules found at the center of the inflammatory reaction, composed of basophilic radiating filaments.

Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 7th ed. Malignancy Nocardiosis Tuberculosis subcutanea. US National Library of Medicine. New author database being installed, click here for details. Incidence in the U. Skin inflammatory nontumor Infectious disorders Actinomycosis Author: Click here for patient related inquiries.

Intesstinal gynecology 2nd ed. Mixed inflammatory infiltrate with clumps of fibrillar organisms and occasional foreign body giant cells, courtesy of Dr. Retrieved 16 August Inpathologist Otto Bollinger described the presence of Intdstinal. Violinist Joseph Joachim died of actinomycosis on 15 August Accessed December 31st,