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causing pulmonary endobronchial - A case report.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2019 Apr-Jun;62(2):326-328

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Actinomyces naeslundii is a commensal flora of the oral cavity and is generally considered as an avirulent saprophytic bacterium in immunocompetent patients. It can become an opportunistic anaerobic pathogen in oral cavity in patients with poor oral hygiene or tooth extraction and can cause periodontal disease. Pulmonary Actinomycosis is a rare manifestation and may be suspected in middle-aged male patients with cough and hemoptysis showing radiological findings of a peripheral mass or chronic consolidation in whom repeated aerobic cultures have yielded negative results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_706_17DOI Listing
April 2019
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Rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with actinomycosis in a diabetic patient: A rare presentation.

J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019 Feb;23(Suppl 1):122-125

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana, India.

Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fulminant fungal infection which mainly affects the immunocompromised individuals. It begins in the nose and paranasal sinuses due to the inhalation of fungal spores. The common predisposing factors include diabetes mellitus and immunosuppression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_77_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421906PMC
February 2019
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Actinomycosis of the breast and lungs.

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2019 Jan 24;32(1):65-66. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Graphic Communications, McGovern Medical School, UT HealthHoustonTexas.

Actinomycosis is a chronic, progressive, and often relapsing granulomatous infection that characteristically crosses tissue planes and forms abscesses and sinus tracts. We report a unique case of a woman with actinomycosis presenting with a breast abscess, a sinus tract spontaneously exiting the sternum, and miliary lung lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08998280.2018.1540251DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6442864PMC
January 2019
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Laryngeal Actinomycosis: A Rare Cause of Dysphonia.

Ear Nose Throat J 2019 Apr 4:145561319838429. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 Department of Otolaryngology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0145561319838429DOI Listing

A case series of actinomycosis from a single tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia.

IDCases 2019 12;15:e00521. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

ENT Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Actinomycosis is an uncommon but curable chronic infection caused by spp. The cervicofacial region is the most susceptible to infection; however, other sites may also become infected. Data on the current prevalence of this rare disease in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is lacking. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00521DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6430034PMC
March 2019
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Actinomycotic Endomyometritis Associated with a Long-Term Use of Intrauterine Device Lasting for 42 Years.

Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 2019 ;62(1):35-38

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty Hospital in Žilina, Slovakia.

In women, pelvic actinomycosis is closely associated with prolonged use of the intrauterine devices (IUD). A 70-year old female presented with intermittent blood-stained vaginal discharge. An analysis of her history revealed, she was inserted with an IUD 42 years ago, but it has remained in situ untill now. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14712/18059694.2019.44DOI Listing
January 2019
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Primary urachal actinomycosis: A case report.

Asian J Surg 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Urology Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, China; Center of Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary System Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, China; The Key Laboratory of Urinary Tract Tumors and Calculi of Xiamen City, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, 361003, China. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asjsur.2019.02.010DOI Listing
March 2019
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Pyogenic granuloma associated with .

J Dent Sci 2018 Sep 2;13(3):285-288. Epub 2013 May 2.

Department of Oral Pathology, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba, Japan.

Peculiar findings of orofacial actinomycosis mimicking the clinical appearance of a tumor of the upper gingiva are reported. An 83-year-old man with bleeding of the gingiva visited our hospital. The clinical diagnosis was a benign gingival tumor, and the lesion was surgically removed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jds.2012.09.026DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388859PMC
September 2018
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Deep ulcerative esophagitis: A rare presentation of gastrointestinal actinomycosis.

Dig Liver Dis 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Imelda General Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2019.01.026DOI Listing
February 2019
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Palatal actinomycosis osteomyelitis-Complication of impacted tooth in a diabetic.

Spec Care Dentist 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.

This article aims to highlight palatal actinomycosis osteomyelitis as an unseen complication of maxillary tooth impactions. A middle aged male with uncontrolled diabetes reported with a complaint of nasal regurgitation of fluids. After clinical and radiographic evaluation, he was diagnosed with actinomycosis osteomyelitis of the hard palate as a sequelae of a long-standing palatally impacted tooth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/scd.12371DOI Listing
February 2019
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"Fungating" tumour? No, it's bacterial!

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Feb 25;12(2). Epub 2019 Feb 25.

County Hospital Hereford, Hereford, UK.

A fit and healthy 26-year-old woman presented to the general surgical team with epigastric pain and weight loss of 2 stones over 6 months. She has also a positive family history of ulcerative colitis. As her oesophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy were normal, a contrasted CT was requested, and it detected an inflammatory mass with fat streaking around her transverse colon. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227876DOI Listing
February 2019
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A case report of esophageal actinomycosis in an immunocompetent patient and review of the literature.

New Microbiol 2019 Jan 20;42(1):55-60. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology, National Institute of Gastroenterology "S. De Bellis", Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Bari 70013, Italy.

Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic and slowly progressive granulomatous disease caused by Actinomyces spp., a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that rarely affects the esophagus. Although this infection is uncommon, it has been reported in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. Read More

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January 2019
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Esophageal Stricture Caused by in a Patient with No Apparent Predisposing Factors.

Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2019 2;2019:7182976. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 11215, USA.

species are Gram positive anaerobic or microaerophilic bacteria that are part of the human flora in the oropharyngeal, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary tract. In the presence of a mucosal injury, they can become pathogenic and infect the underlying tissue without respect for tissue planes, leading to abscesses, fistulas, and sinus tracts. Through contiguous and hematogenous spread, virtually any organ can become infected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/7182976DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6334373PMC
January 2019
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Actinomycosis of the omentum with invasion of the abdominal wall, small bowel and transverse colon mimicking malignancy.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 28;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 28.

General Surgery, Whittington Health NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.

We report the case of a 59-year-old Russian man who presented with a painless, slow-growing, epigastric mass. CT revealed a large heterogeneous mass within the omentum infiltrating into adjacent tissues. During diagnostic laparoscopy, the omental mass was noted to be firm, raising the suspicion of malignancy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227728DOI Listing
January 2019

Cervicofacial Actinomycosis and its Management.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):361-364

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Cervicofacial actinomycosis is an invasive destructive infectious syndrome, caused by Gram-positive, branching filamentous bacteria, . Most of the cases are traced to an odontogenic source with periapical abscess and posttraumatic or surgical complications with poor hygiene and immunosuppression as contributing factors. Diagnosis is often delayed because of nonspecific and prolonged symptoms usually mimicking a malignant or a granulomatous lesion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ams.ams_176_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327805PMC
January 2019
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Actinomycosis which Impersonates Malignancy.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):358-360

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Actinomycosis is a suppurative and often chronic bacterial infection most commonly caused by . Actinomycotic infections may mimic more common oral diseases or present in a similar way to malignant disease. Treatment of actinomycosis involves surgical removal of the infected tissue and appropriate antibiotic therapy to eliminate the infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ams.ams_15_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327789PMC
January 2019

Pulmonary actinomycosis in a free-living black-tufted marmoset (Callithrix penicillata).

Primates 2019 Mar 12;60(2):119-123. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Veterinary Pathology Laboratory, University of Brasília, Via L4 Norte, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasília, DF, 70910-900, Brazil.

Actinomycosis is a very rare infection in wild animals with a few reports in captive non-human primates. Herein we report a case of pulmonary actinomycosis in a free-living black-tufted marmoset in the urban area of the Federal District, Brazil. The animal presented severe dyspnea and died in the garden of a residence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-018-00713-wDOI Listing
March 2019
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Cutaneous actinomycosis and long-term management through using oral and topical antibiotics: A case report.

Clin Pract 2018 Oct 4;8(4):1102. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Dermatology, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Actinomycosis is a subacute or chronic suppurative bacterial infection which caused because of filamentous gram-positive, anaerobic to microaerophilic nonacid fast bacilli primarily of the genus that normally colonize the mouth, colon, and vagina. Primary cutaneous actinomycosis is a rare entity and is generally associated with trauma. A 61- year-old Yemeni male firstly presented to the surgical department in King Fahd Central Hospital with multiple swelling, petted lesions and boring of sensation in the right foot. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/cp.2018.1102DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6291743PMC
October 2018
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Prevalence of Infectious Organisms Observed in Cervical Smears Between 1997-2014 at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait.

Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 2018 Aug 19;18(3):e324-e328. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Objectives: This study aimed to examine gynaecological infectious agents observed in conventional and modified Papanicolaou cervical smears (CS) at a tertiary care hospital in Kuwait.

Methods: This retrospective study analysed 121,443 satisfactory CS samples collected between 1997-2014 at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait. Conventional CS samples were obtained between 1997-2005, while modified CS were obtained between 2006-2014 following the introduction of ThinPrep testing (Hologic Corp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2018.18.03.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307630PMC
August 2018
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Massive Haemoptysis due to Obscure Aetiology: Perils and Management Dilemmas.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2018 27;2018:8159896. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, KMC Mangalore, MAHE University, Udupi, India.

Pulmonary actinomycosis is an important differential diagnosis in patients with long-standing pulmonary infiltrates related to poor oral hygiene or compromised immune function. Up to a quarter of cases of thoracic actinomycosis are misdiagnosed as lung malignancy. Here, we report a 56-year-old man with a hypodense lesion in the left lower lobe presenting with recurrent massive haemoptysis for about one year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/8159896DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288572PMC
November 2018

Musculoskeletal actinomycosis caused by Actinomyces europaeus.

Med Clin (Barc) 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Fuenlabrada, Madrid, España.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medcli.2018.11.005DOI Listing
December 2018
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Post-transplantation laryngeal actinomycosis.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Otolaryngology, Ehime University, School of Medicine, Toon, Shitsukawa, Ehime 91-0295, Japan.

A case of laryngeal actinomycosis occurred after bone marrow transplantation was reported. The patient was a 14-year-old girl who had a history of bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia 4month before the onset of the disease. She was referred to our hospital complaining persistent sore throat since 2weeks ago. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03858146183073
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anl.2018.12.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Case report of Actinomyces turicensis meningitis as a complication of purulent mastoiditis.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 20;18(1):686. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Semmelweis University, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Budapest, Hungary.

Background: Central nervous system (CNS) infections caused by Actinomyces spp. including brain abscess, actinomycoma, subdural empyema and epidural abscess are well described, however reports of Actinomyces-associated meningitis are scarcely reported.

Case Report: We present the case of a 43-year-old Hungarian male patient with poor socioeconomic status who developed acute bacterial meningitis caused by Actinomyces turicensis originating from the left side mastoiditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3610-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302302PMC
December 2018
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A case of pediatric cervicofacial actinomyces masquerading as malignancy: Case report and review of the literature.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 3;116:204-208. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Section of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

Cervicofacial actinomyces is an uncommon infection, especially in children. Notoriously low culture sensitivity and malignant appearance make diagnosis challenging. Treatment requires a prolonged antibiotic course often in conjunction with surgical debridement or drainage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.11.001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Actinomycosis of the Middle Ear and Mastoid.

Med Arch 2018 Oct;72(4):295-296

Saudi Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, King Fahad General Hospital -ALMusaedeah Center, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Actinomycosis is a saprophytic infection caused by actinomycetes. Actinomycetes is a gram positive, anaerobic, non acid-fast, filamentous bacterium. Although actinomyce is considered as a part of the normal flora, it is rarely seen in middle ear and mastoid cavity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/medarh.2018.72.295-296DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6195014PMC
October 2018
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Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon in a fine needle aspirate of cervicofacial actinomycosis.

Diagn Cytopathol 2019 Mar 29;47(3):238-243. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dc.24025DOI Listing
March 2019
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[A case report of liver actinomycosis].

Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi 2018 Oct;26(10):786-787

Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1007-3418.2018.10.012DOI Listing
October 2018
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Microbiological Profile of Chronic Tonsillitis in the Pediatric Age Group.

Cureus 2018 Sep 22;10(9):e3343. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Otolaryngology, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Science, Puducherry, IND.

Introduction Tonsillitis is a very common disease in children. Understanding the microbiology and pathology of chronic tonsillitis is an important step in its management. The aim of the study was to describe the microbiological profile of core tonsillar tissue in chronic tonsillitis in children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3343DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6248716PMC
September 2018
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Actinomycosis of tongue: Rare presentation mimicking malignancy with literature review and imaging features.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Feb 8;14(2):190-194. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary square, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK.

Actinomycosis of the tongue is rare. It may be difficult to differentiate this infection clinically and radiologically from other tongue pathology especially neoplasia. We report a substantial tongue lesion which mimicked malignancy at presentation. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S19300433183029
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.10.022DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231289PMC
February 2019
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Preterm Labor Caused by Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelet Count (HELLP) Syndrome and Postpartum Infection Complicated with Actinomyces Species: A Case Report.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Nov 13;19:1350-1353. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Infectious Disease Pharmacy, Piedmont Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, GA, USA.

BACKGROUND Actinomyces species are normal flora of the upper respiratory, female genital, and gastrointestinal tract. Actinomyces species are generally considered to have a low virulence potential. Here we report one case of Actinomyces viscosus isolated from a neonatal blood culture as a consequence of extreme prematurity in the presence of HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) syndrome. Read More

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https://www.amjcaserep.com/abstract/index/idArt/911374
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.911374DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240930PMC
November 2018
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Actinomyces spp. bloodstream and deep vein thrombus infections in people who inject drugs.

Infection 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Dorevitch Pathology, 18 Banksia St, Heidelberg, Melbourne, 3084, Australia.

Introduction: Actinomyces spp. cause several well-described syndromes including cervicofacial and pelvic infections. Actinomyces spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1246-xDOI Listing
November 2018
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Whipple's Disease: A Well-Done Outcome to a Rare Disease.

Dig Dis Sci 2019 01;64(1):9-11

Department of Gastroenterology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, NR4 7UY, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-5342-7DOI Listing
January 2019
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Intracranial Actinomycosis Manifesting as a Parenchymal Mass Lesion: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

World Neurosurg 2019 Feb 1;122:190-194. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India.

Background: Intracranial actinomycosis is a rare bacterial infection with no characteristic clinical or radiologic diagnostic features. The usual presentation is similar to pyogenic brain abscess or osteomyelitis with or without pachymeningitis. Intracranial actinomycosis rarely manifests as a parenchymal mass lesion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.134DOI Listing
February 2019
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Atypical Form of Cervicofacial Actinomycosis Involving the Skull Base and Temporal Bone.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Feb 29;128(2):152-156. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS, USA.

Background:: Cervicofacial actinomycosis is an uncommon indolent infection caused by Actinomyces spp that typically affects individuals with innate or adaptive immunodeficiencies. Soft tissues of the face and neck are most commonly involved. Actinomyces osteomyelitis is uncommon; involvement of the skull base and temporal bone is exceedingly rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489418808541DOI Listing
February 2019
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Sudden Death of a Teenager Caused by : A Case Report.

Iran J Public Health 2018 Sep;47(9):1413-1418

Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Actinomycosis is a rare bacterial infection, caused by a group of Gram-positive bacteria which form the normal flora of oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, and female genital tract. We present a rare case met in 2016 at Legal Medicine Bihor County Service, Romania of a 14 yr old boy in infection with was able to produce sudden death. Infection with was diagnosed with the help of histological exam, after medico-legal autopsy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174053PMC
September 2018
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A case of thoracic actinomycosis presenting as sudden paraplegia.

Rev Neurol (Paris) 2019 Jan - Feb;175(1-2):89-92. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Hôpital Bichat-Claude-Bernard, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 75877 Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neurol.2018.01.380DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Primary intestinal actinomycosis in ilium and colon. A case report and review of the literature].

Rev Esp Patol 2018 Oct - Dec;51(4):253-256. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital General de México «Dr. Eduardo Liceaga», Ciudad de México, México.

Actinomycosis is a chronic, suppurative, inflammatory granulomatous disease caused by gram positive anaerobic filamentous bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, most frequently Actinomyces israelii. We report a case of a 42-year-old male presenting with abdominal pain, a 10kg weight loss and a fixed mass in the epigastrium. Tomography revealed dilatation of the intestinal loops and thickening of the colon walls; the coexistence of these two findings suggested a lymphoproliferative process. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patol.2017.10.005DOI Listing
December 2017
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Identification and diversity of Actinomyces species in a clinical microbiology laboratory in the MALDI-TOF MS era.

Anaerobe 2018 Dec 24;54:151-158. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Microbiology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; Monash Infectious Diseases, Monash University, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has emerged as a reliable tool for bacterial identification. This study compared the Bruker MALDI-TOF BioTyper MS (MBT) and 16S rRNA gene sequencing for the identification of Actinomyces and Actinotignum spp. The MBT identified 68/77 (88. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.09.007DOI Listing
December 2018
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Actinomycosis Presenting as Macroglossia: Case Report and Review of Literature.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Sep 22. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Department of Stomatology, University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Cervicofacial actinomycosis is a common form of Actinomyces infection. However, the latter seldom occurs in the tongue. We present a case of a 66 year-old man with macroglossia caused by actinomycosis of the tongue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12105-018-0966-7DOI Listing
September 2018

Rare cause of ovarian mass.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 19;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Pelvic actinomycosis is a rare entity that occurs almost exclusively in women, the presentation of which is usually non-specific and variable. Pelvic actinomycosis is almost always associated with the use of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD). Pelvic actinomycosis unrelated to IUD use is almost always associated with previous surgical procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225564DOI Listing
September 2018
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and Alimentary Tract Diseases: A Review of Its Biological Functions and Pathology.

Biomed Res Int 2018 26;2018:3820215. Epub 2018 Aug 26.

Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of PLA, No. 28 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, China.

are nonmotile, filamentous, Gram-positive bacteria that cause actinomycosis in immunodeficiency patients. Although the prognosis of actinomycosis is good, the diagnosis of actinomycosis is quite difficult. Recent studies on actinomycosis have shown that play an important role in various biological and clinical processes, such as the formation of dental plaque and the degradation of organics in the gastrointestinal tract. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3820215DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129341PMC
January 2019
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Actinomyces denticolens as a causative agent of actinomycosis in animals.

J Vet Med Sci 2018 Nov 14;80(11):1650-1656. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, 2-5-8 Kazusakamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba 292-0818, Japan.

The name "Actinomyces suis" was applied to each actinomycete isolate from swine actinomycosis by Grässer in 1962 and Franke in 1973. Nevertheless, this specific species was not included in the "Approved List of Bacterial Name" due to absence of the type cultures. Therefore, "Actinomyces suis" based on the description of Franke 1973 has been considered as "species incertae sedis". Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261818PMC
November 2018
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Is appendectomy always adequate for treatment?: Clinical manifestations of isolated actinomycosis in the appendix.

Turk J Surg 2018 Aug 28:1-4. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Radiology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Isolated appendiceal actinomycosis is a rare chronic progressive suppurative infection. Its causative agent in humans is a Gram-positive saprophytic anaerobic bacteria, Actinomyces israelii. We present a case of an acute appendicitis that developed in a 54-year-old woman due to isolated appendiceal actinomycosis. Read More

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August 2018
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Disseminated Actinomycosis.

Authors:
Yan Xu Juhong Shi

N Engl J Med 2018 Sep;379(11):1071

Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China

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September 2018
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"Holes" in the Jaw-A Report of Two Cases of Periapical Actinomycosis.

Diseases 2018 Sep 6;6(3). Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Dianon Labcorp, Tampa, FL 33607, USA.

Periapical actinomycosis is a relatively rare form of cervicofacial actinomycosis, which typically involves the periapical region with subsequent potential spread to the jaw bones. We hereby present two cases of periapical actinomycosis. Both patients presented with jaw pain and "holes" in their gum and lacked the characteristic clinical features commonly seen in cervicofacial actinomycosis such as jaw mass, draining ulcers, sinuses and fistulae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/diseases6030079DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164221PMC
September 2018
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Pancreatic Actinomycosis.

J Gastrointest Surg 2019 Feb 5;23(2):386-388. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver transplantation, Pôle des Pathologies Digestives, Hépatiques et de la Transplantation, Hôpital de Hautepierre-Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, 1, Avenue Moliere, 67098, Strasbourg, France.

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February 2019
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Pulmonary actinomycosis diagnosed by transbronchoscopic lung biopsy: A case report and literature review.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Sep 19;16(3):2554-2558. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230022, P.R. China.

Pulmonary actinomycosis is a chronic, suppurative, granulomatous disease caused by , an obligate anaerobe. The clinical manifestations and imaging characteristics of pulmonary actinomycosis lack specificity and can lead to confusion with tuberculosis and lung cancer. The present study reported a case of pulmonary actinomycosis diagnosed by transbronchoscopic lung biopsy and reviewed the literature on the disease. Read More

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http://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/etm.2018.6483
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122505PMC
September 2018
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Treatment of penile actinomycosis.

Dermatol Ther 2018 09 4;31(5):e12636. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Urogenital Infections, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljević", Zagreb, Croatia.

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September 2018
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Actinomyces viscosus causing disseminated disease in a patient on methotrexate.

Respir Med Case Rep 2018 25;25:158-160. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Staten Island University Hospital, USA.

Actinomycosis is an uncommon infectious disease caused predominantly by Actinomyces israelii. Actinomycosis usually involves the cervicofacial, thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic region, dissemination is uncommon. Actinomyces viscosus are commensal organisms that make up the normal flora of the oropharynx of humans and has rarely been reported to cause disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6121156PMC
August 2018
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Masking and misleading: concomitant actinomycosis and B-cell lymphoma - a case report and review of literature.

Scott Med J 2018 Aug 30:36933018789312. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

2 Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, Infectious Diseases Unit, Penang General Hospital, Penang, Malaysia.

We report a 72-year-old patient who presented with an ulcerated palatal mass, weight loss and adrenal insufficiency. Repeated biopsies from the mass revealed actinomycosis with no features of malignancy, while computed tomography scanning revealed a left maxillary sinus mass with invasive features and bilateral large adrenal masses. Blood and urine investigations showed adrenal insufficiency. Read More

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August 2018
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