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Actinomycosis may be presented in unusual organs: A report of two cases

Golsha, R. and Najafi, L. and Rezaei-Shirazi, R. and Vakilinejhad, M. and Mortazavi, B. and Roshandel, G. (2009) Actinomycosis may be presented in unusual organs: A report of two cases. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 3 (6). pp. 1938-1941. ISSN 0973709X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease characterized by direct extension to the contagious tissue with the formation of multiple drainage sinus tracts through which tiny colonies of organisms called sulfur granules are discharged. Here, we report 2 cases of actinomycosis from Iran. One of them had actinomycosis on the hand and the other on the foot. Samples of tissue biopsy showed sulfur granules associated with colonies of actinomyces, thus confirming the diagnosis in both cases. The response to curettage and penicillin therapy was satisfactory in our patients. The chronic and indolent course of actinomycosis resembles tuberculosis, fungal infection and malignancy. So, increasing awareness among the clinicians and clinical microbiologists will help in the early diagnosis of the disease and in the initiation of early and proper treatment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Clin. Diagn. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Infectious Disease Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan, province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Clinical Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan, province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan, province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan, province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actinomycosis, Foot, Hand, antibiotic agent, penicillin G, sulfur, Actinomyces, actinomycosis, adult, antibiotic therapy, article, bacterium colony, case report, clinical examination, curettage, debridement, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, foot, hand, human, Iran, male, mycosis, nonhuman, patient satisfaction, swelling, treatment response, tuberculosis, Actinomyces
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:25
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 07:15
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2238

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