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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Actinomycosis is primarily caused by any of several members of the bacterial genus Actinomyces. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. D ICD – Sherris Medical Microbiology 4th ed. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. These granules are named due to their appearance, but are not actually composed of sulfur. Inpathologist Otto Bollinger described the presence of A.

Actinomycetaceae Actinomyces actinomicossi Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae. Actinobacteria primarily A00—A79—, — Baron S; et al.

Actinomycosis occurs rarely in humans, but rather frequently in cattle as a disease called “lumpy jaw”. Actinomyces bacteria are generally sensitive to penicillinwhich is frequently used to treat actinomycosis. This name refers to the large abscesses that grow on the head and neck of the infected animal.


Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 7th ed. The three most common sites of infection are decayed teeth, the lungs, and the intestines.

American Public Health Association. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Violinist Joseph Joachim died of actinomycosis on 15 August This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat In addition to microbiological examinations, magnetic resonance imaging and immunoassays may be helpful. Painter Halfdan Egedius died from actinomcosis. Univ of Texas Medical Branch. This infection depends on other bacteria Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and cocci to aid in invasion of tissue.

US National Library of Medicine. The condition is likely to be polymicrobial aerobic anaerobic infection. The diagnosis of actinomycosis can be a difficult one to make.

Cervicofacial Actinomycosis: Diagnosis and Management.

Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Actibomicosis actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae.

InEugen Bostroem isolated the causative organism from a culture of grain, grasses, and actinommicosis. It can also affect swine, horses, and dogs, and less often wild animals and sheep. An affected human often has recently had dental workpoor oral hygieneperiodontal diseaseradiation therapyor trauma broken jaw causing local tissue damage to the oral mucosaall of which predispose the person to developing actinomycosis.

Response to therapy is slow and may take months.


The disease is characterised by the formation of painful abscesses in the mouthlungs[3] [4] breast[5] or gastrointestinal tract. Incidence in the U.

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Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. 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. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may also be used as an adjunct to conventional therapy when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment.

These bacteria are generally anaerobes. Tuberculoid leprosy Borderline tuberculoid leprosy Borderline leprosy Borderline lepromatous leprosy Lepromatous leprosy Histoid leprosy. Incidence of oral actinomycosis, which is harder to diagnose, has increased. In severe cases, they may penetrate the surrounding bone and muscle to the skin, where they break open and leak large amounts of puswhich often contains characteristic granules sulfur granules filled with progeny bacteria.