Actinomycosis: An Update

Authors

  • ABM Moniruddin Consultant, Surgery, General Hospital, Narayanganj.
  • Hamida Begum Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Khairun Nahar Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v22i1.5606

Keywords:

Actinomyces israeli, Actinomyces gerencseriae, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Actinomyces viscosus, Actinomyces turicensis, Actinomyces meyeri, Propionibacterium propionicus, Peptostreptococcus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Pr

Abstract

Actinomycosis is a very rare disease caused usually by one of a group of oppurtunistic otherwise harmless commensals that may be complicated by one or more of another group of co-pathogens. Because of its rarity, there is a chance of missing its diagnosis & proper treatment leading to substantial morbidity & mortality. Maltreated patients are at risk of developing life threatening complications. This article is intended to review the present status of aetiology, pathology, clinical features, complications & management of actinomycosis.

Keywords Actinomyces israeli; Actinomyces gerencseriae; Actinomyces naeslundii; Actinomyces odontolyticus; Actinomyces viscosus; Actinomyces turicensis; Actinomyces meyeri; Propionibacterium propionicus; Peptostreptococcus; Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans; Prevotella; Fusobacterium; Bacteroides; Staphylococcus; Streptococcus; Enterobacteriaceae; actinomycetes.

DOI: 10.3329/medtoday.v22i1.5606

Medicine Today Vol.22(1) 2010. 43-47

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Moniruddin, A., Begum, H., & Nahar, K. (2010). Actinomycosis: An Update. Medicine Today, 22(1), 43–47. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v22i1.5606

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