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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://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 Jan 12. 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
January 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

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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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 2018 Nov 29. 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
November 2018

[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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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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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 2018 Oct 29:3489418808541. 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
October 2018
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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) 2018 Oct 8. 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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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://dx.doi.org/10.1292/jvms.18-0207DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.4015DOI Listing
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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http://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMicm1802090
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMicm1802090DOI Listing
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://www.mdpi.com/2079-9721/6/3/79
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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 2018 Sep 5. 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11605-018-3940-5DOI Listing
September 2018
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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://dx.doi.org/10.3892/etm.2018.6483DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12636DOI Listing
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://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2018.08.009DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0036933018789312DOI Listing
August 2018
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Orbital and Pulmonary Actinomycosis: The First Case Report and Literature Review.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2018 26;2018:4759807. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Orbital actinomycosis is a very rare clinical manifestation of orbital infection caused by species, anaerobic Gram-positive filamentous bacteria. We report herein a case of a 58-year-old man who presented with chronic progressive course of total ophthalmoparesis in association with productive cough, leading to the diagnosis after extensive investigation. In addition, all reported cases of orbital actinomycosis in the literature are reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4759807DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6083539PMC
July 2018
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Actinomycosis-induced Trismus with Orbital Involvement.

Intern Med 2019 Jan 10;58(1):153-154. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of General Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.1320-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367079PMC
January 2019
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Reply to comment on "Intra-abdominal actinomycosis resulting in a difficult-to-diagnose intraperitoneal mass: A case study report".

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 29;53:524. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Surgery, Kinki Central Hospital, 3-1 Kurumazuka, Itami, Hyogo, 664-8533, Japan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.07.015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6290396PMC

Mesenteric lymphadenitis as a presenting feature of Whipple's disease: Value of PCR analysis.

Int J Infect Dis 2018 Oct 7;75:15-17. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, Hôpital de la Croix Rousse, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France. Electronic address:

Whipple's disease (WD) is a rare chronic and systemic infection caused by the ubiquitous actinomycete Tropheryma whipplei. A case of localized infection with mesenteric adenopathy associated with a prolonged unexplained fever is reported herein. Screening by PCR on saliva and stool was positive, and T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.08.003DOI Listing
October 2018
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Actinomycosis-induced adnexal and uterine masses mimicking malignancy on FDG PET/CT.

Authors:
Yiyan Liu

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Aug 7. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Nuclear Medicine Service, Department of Radiology, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.08.003DOI Listing
August 2018
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Comment on "Intra-abdominal actinomycosis resulting in a difficult-to-diagnose intraperitoneal mass: A case study report''.

Authors:
Masoud Keikha

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 29;53:522-523. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.05.034DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6290391PMC

Rare Abdominopelvic Actinomycosis Causing an Intestinal Band Obstruction and Mimicking an Ovarian Malignancy.

Cureus 2018 May 31;10(5):e2721. Epub 2018 May 31.

HPB Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, IND.

Actinomyces israelii, a commensal of the bronchial and gastrointestinal tracts, is responsible for the majority of actinomycostic infections in humans. Actinomycosis has widely varying clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic states to infiltrative mass lesions that mimic malignant abdominopelvic disease. Described as one of the most misdiagnosed diseases, actinomycosis poses challenges to accurate preoperative diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2721DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6067810PMC
May 2018
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Tropheryma whipplei Increases Expression of Human Leukocyte Antigen-G on Monocytes to Reduce Tumor Necrosis Factor and Promote Bacterial Replication.

Gastroenterology 2018 11 1;155(5):1553-1563. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Aix Marseille Univ, IRD, APHM, MEPHI, IHU-Mediterranee Infection, Marseille, France. Electronic address:

Background & Aims: Infection with Tropheryma whipplei has a range of effects-some patients can be chronic carriers without developing any symptoms, whereas others can develop systemic Whipple disease, characterized by a lack a protective inflammatory immune response. Alterations in HLA-G function have been associated with several diseases. We investigated the role of HLA-G during T whipplei infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2018.07.034DOI Listing
November 2018
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Severe abdominopelvic actinomycosis with colon perforation and hepatic involvement mimicking advanced sigmoid colon cancer with hepatic metastasis: a case study.

BMC Surg 2018 Aug 2;18(1):51. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Surgery, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 877, Bangeojinsunhwando-ro, Dong-gu, Ulsan, 44033, Republic of Korea.

Background: Actinomycosis is a rare chronic invasive disease caused by Actinomyces spp. Although abdominopelvic actinomycosis, which involves the colon and the pelvic organs extensively, has been frequently reported, abdominopelvic actinomycosis presenting with colon perforation and hepatic involvement concurrently has yet to be reported.

Case Presentation: A 55-year-old woman presented at the emergency room with squeezing epigastric pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-018-0386-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6090905PMC
August 2018
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Actinomycosis: An infrequent disease in renal transplant recipients?

Transpl Infect Dis 2018 Dec 11;20(6):e12970. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Department of Nephrology and Transplant Federation, François Mitterrand University Hospital, Dijon, France.

Actinomycosis is a rare and heterogeneous infection involving Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria, which are commensals in the oral cavity and digestive tract. Only four cases of actinomycosis in renal transplant recipients have been reported to date. We performed a retrospective study in French renal transplantation centers to collect data about actinomycosis, patients, and transplantation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tid.12970DOI Listing
December 2018
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Large Bacterial Floc Causing an Independent Extraradicular Infection and Posttreatment Apical Periodontitis: A Case Report.

J Endod 2018 Aug;44(8):1308-1316

Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Estácio de Sá University, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This article describes a case of large persistent posttreatment apical periodontitis associated with 2 maxillary incisors, which was successfully managed by periradicular surgery. Histobacteriologic analysis revealed that the lesion was a granuloma that contained in its body a very large actinomycoticlike colony surrounded by accumulations of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and showing no direct communication with the root canal systems from both teeth. One incisor had no evidence of persistent intraradicular infection, whereas the other exhibited some residual dentinal tubule infection in the apical canal, which may have not significantly contributed to persistent inflammation given the organization and agglomeration of inflammatory cells around the large extraradicular bacterial colony. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2018.05.009DOI Listing
August 2018
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Neck stiffness in a post-irradiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma adult: An unusual diagnosis.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2018 Jul 23. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Otorhinolaryngology Department, University Malaya Medical Centre, 46200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a neoplasm commonly found in population of South East Asia. The mainstay of treatment is high dose irradiation. Complications from radiotherapy are not uncommon especially to those nearby structures such as vertebrae and spinal cord. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anl.2018.07.002DOI Listing
July 2018
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Rare Case of Male Pelvic Actinomycosis.

J Belg Soc Radiol 2018 Jan 31;102(1):16. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis, BE.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jbsr.1387DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6032640PMC
January 2018

: A Rare Cause of Postsurgical Pelvic Actinomycosis.

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2018 21;2018:3842048. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA.

bacterium resides on mucosal surfaces and is uncommonly pathogenic. When does cause infection, these infections are typically pulmonary in origin and have the capacity to disseminate throughout the body. is an uncommon cause of pelvic infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3842048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6032818PMC

Isolated from a Breast Abscess in a Penicillin-Allergic Patient.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2018 20;2018:6708614. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Medical Microbiology Department, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

This is a case of in the breast abscess of a penicillin-allergic woman. The mainstay of treatment for actinomycosis is penicillin, and there is a lack of literature describing nonpenicillin treatment options. A 69-year-old woman presented acutely with a breast abscess which was managed with incision and drainage and antibiotic therapy to good response. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6031163PMC
June 2018
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