GPC: Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de actinomicosis en el Adulto. Autores y infección del surco cérvico-facial a través de la facia profunda de cuello; o. hasta el momento como factor de riesgo, la disrupción mucosa generada podría favorecer el inicio del cuadro. Palabras clave: actinomicosis cervicofacial. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is a chronic disease characterized by abscess formation, draining sinus tracts, fistulae, and tissue fibrosis.

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The three most common sites of infection are decayed teeth, the lungs, and the intestines. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Williams gynecology 2nd ed. In cases of penicillin allergy, doxycycline is used.


These bacteria are generally anaerobes. Baron S; et al.

Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis. In severe cases, they may penetrate the surrounding bone actinoimcosis muscle to the skin, where they break open and leak large amounts of puswhich often contains characteristic granules sulfur granules filled with progeny bacteria.

An affected human often has recently had dental workpoor oral hygieneperiodontal diseaseradiation therapyor trauma broken jaw causing local tissue damage to the actinomicosiz mucosaall of which predispose the person to developing actinomycosis. Inpathologist Otto Bollinger described the presence of A.

Painter Halfdan Egedius died from actinomcosis. This name refers to the large abscesses that grow on the head and neck of the infected animal. Actinomycosis is primarily caused by any of several members of the bacterial genus Actinomyces.


Infobox medical condition new CS1: D ICD – Views Read Edit View history. These granules are named due to their appearance, but are not actually composed of sulfur. This infection depends on other bacteria Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and cocci to aid in invasion of tissue.

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Tuberculoid leprosy Borderline tuberculoid leprosy Borderline leprosy Borderline lepromatous leprosy Lepromatous leprosy Histoid leprosy. Actinomycosis occurs rarely in humans, but rather frequently in cattle as a disease called “lumpy jaw”. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may also be used as an adjunct to conventional therapy when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment.

Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 7th ed. Actinomycosis A man with actinomycosis on the right side of his face Specialty Infectious disease Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Cervicofacial Actinomycosis: Diagnosis and Management.

The disease is characterised by the formation of painful abscesses in the mouthlungs[3] [4] breast[5] or gastrointestinal tract. The condition is likely to be polymicrobial aerobic anaerobic infection.

The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Incidence in the U. US National Library of Medicine. Actinomyces bacteria are generally sensitive to penicillinwhich is frequently used to treat actinomycosis. Actinobacteria primarily A00—A79—, — Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae. The diagnosis of actinomycosis can be a difficult one to make.


Sherris Medical Microbiology 4th ed. In addition to microbiological examinations, magnetic resonance imaging and immunoassays may be helpful. Retrieved 16 August Disease incidence is greater in males between the ages of 20 and 60 years than in females. Incidence of oral actinomycosis, which is harder to diagnose, has increased. After Bostroem’s discovery, a general misconception existed that actinomycosis was a mycosis that affected individuals who chewed grass or straw.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Univ of Texas Medical Branch. InEugen Bostroem isolated the causative organism from a culture of grain, grasses, and soil.

Retrieved from ” https: Baron’s Medical Microbiology 4th ed. Response to therapy is slow and may take months. Actinomycetaceae Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma actinomifosis Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae. American Public Health Association.

Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species.