Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jul 22;85:106227. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Department of Pediatric General, Thoracic, and Minimally Invasive Surgery, 160 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA; Drexel University College of Medicine, 2900 West Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA.
Introduction: We present a case of actinomycosis which resulted in a symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia requiring operative repair, an unusual complication not found in the literature. Actinomycosis is a chronic, slowly progressive infection caused by the bacterial genus Actinomyces which characteristically causes necrosis and abscess formation in a myriad of organ systems.
Case Presentation: A 5 year old male presented with nonspecific symptoms which were, after a short delay, identified as actinomycosis and treated with appropriate antibiosis. Read More