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Perianal Actinomycosis: A Surgeon’s Perspective and Review of Literature

Dosis A, Khan A, Leslie H, Musaad S, Smith A

Actinomycosis is a serious suppurative, bacterial infection caused by the gram-positive anaerobic Actinomyces species. Primary perianal actinomycosis is rare and challenging for the colorectal surgeon. We aimed to present our...
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Appendiceal actinomycosis mimicking appendiceal tumor, appendicitis or inflammatory bowel disease

Sung YN, Kim J

Appendiceal actinomycosis is very rare and its diagnosis is often difficult even in surgically resected specimens. Here we report two cases of appendiceal actinomycosis confirmed by pathologic examination of surgically...
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Rhino-orbito-cerebral Actinomycosis Infection

Park HJ, Kim ST, Chi M

Purpose: To report a case of actinomycosis infection originating in the orbitonasal cavity that quickly invaded the cerebrum. Case summary: A-57-year-old male with a history of right tooth extraction 7 days...
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Actinomycosis of the Appendix Mimicking Cecal Tumor Treated by Single-Port Laparoscopic Approach

Cho IS, Bae SU, Jung HR, Park KS, Jeong WK, Baek SK

Actinomycosis is an inflammatory disease with various clinical presentations including inflammation and formation of masses. There are several reports suggesting the infiltrative mass-like nature of actinomycosis that is misunderstood as...
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Abdominopelvic Actinomycosis Mimicking Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: A Case Report

Kim S, Kang SI, Kim S, Jang MH, Kim JH

Actinomycosis is a rare chronic bacterial infection primarily caused by Actinomyces israelii. A 47-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a 1-week history of lower abdominal pain. Preoperative imaging studies...
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Orbital Apex Syndrome Caused by Co-infection of Actinomyces with Invasive Fungal Sinusitis

Yoon JS, Hong SR, Park HW

Purpose: We report a case of orbital apex syndrome caused by co-infection of Actinomyces and Aspergillus invasive fungal sinusitis. Case summary: An 87-year-old female visited our clinic for decreased visual acuity...
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A Case of Chronic Invasive Actinomycosis in the Nasal Cavity

Kim DH, Kang TK, Kim ST

A 57-year-old male patient with nasal congestion and nasal congestion, which occurred 1 month prior to the hospital visited. PNS CT and MRI was performed and revealed right orbital cellulitis,...
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A Case of Lung Abscess Caused by Pulmonary Actinomycosis

Hwang SW

Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive and indolent infectious disease characterized by acute suppurative inflammation, necrosis, and fibrosis. It usually occurs in cervicofacial, abdominopelvic, and pulmonary areas. Pulmonary actinomycosis accounts for...
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Two Cases of Actinomycosis with Aspergillosis in Unilateral Paranasal Sinuses

Min HK, Kwon OE, Min JY, Kim SW

Actinomycosis of paranasal sinus is a very rare disease that is caused by infection of Actinomyces species that were present in oral or nasal flora due to trauma or dental...
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Colonic Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Hidden in Actinomycosis

Lee SH, Nam SJ, Lee SJ, Park SC, Kang CD, Choi DH, Park JM, Lee SK

Actinomycosis can mask malignant diseases. This paper reports a case of colonic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which was misdiagnosed as abdominal actinomycosis. A 76-year-old woman presented with right flank...
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Pelvic Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignancy of the Uterus: a Case Report

Shin D, Hwang J, Hong SS, Lee EJ, Kim YH

Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon infectious disease. It induces a chronic, suppurative illness characterized by an infiltrative and granulomatous response and, thus, the clinical and radiologic findings may mimic other...
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IgG4-Related Hepatic Inflammatory Pseudotumor Complicated by Actinomycosis during Steroid Therapy

Chung JW, Bae YS, Lim JH, Lee DK, Yu JS

For a 67-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, a 9-cm liver mass was found on CT during the diagnostic work-up for weight loss and fever. Dynamic CT and MRI showed a...
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Abdominal Actinomycosis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis in Children: a Case Report

Choi SK, Bang YG, Oh H, Lee J

Actinomyces are anaerobic, Gram-positive bacteria that are part of the endogenous flora of mucous membranes in humans. Infection caused by these bacteria is termed actinomycosis. The 3 most common types...
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Diagnosis and Management of a Cryptoglandular Actinomycotic Fistula-in-Ano: An Update on 7 New Cases and a Review of the Literature

Egal A, Etienney I, Beate H, Fléjou JF, Cuenod CA, Atienza P, Bauer P

PURPOSE: Primary anal actinomycosis of cryptoglandular origin, a rare cause of anal suppurative disease, requires specific management to be cured. The aims of this retrospective study were to describe clinical,...
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Actinomycosis in a Mucosal Lesion on a Created Perioral Dimple: A Case Report

Kim UG, Kim CH, Kwon KS, Hwang E

Facial dimple creation is a simple surgical procedure. Nonetheless, several complications can occur. Actinomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous infection caused by Actinomyces species. Some conditions that can cause actinomycosis...
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A Case of Aspergillosis and Actinomycosis of Each Side of Maxillary Sinuses

Kim S, Lee E, Lee JH, Bae WY

Aspergillosis or actinomycosis is a very rare disease of paranasal sinuses. It is an infectious bacterial disease caused by actinomyces species, which is a gram-positive, anaerobic bacillus. Although actinomyces species...
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Actinomyces: a deceptive infection of oral cavity

Thukral R, Shrivastav K, Mathur V, Barodiya A, Shrivastav S

Actinomycosis is an infrequent chronic infection regarded as the most misdiagnosed disease by experienced clinicians. The Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institute of Health has also listed this...
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Mediastinal Actinomycosis Mimicking Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastasis in a Patient with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Heo JW, Joung H, Woo IS, Han CW, Jung YH

Actinomycosis is a rare chronic suppurative infectious disease caused by Actinomyces spp. Actinomyces are anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that colonize the mouth, digestive tract, and genital tract. Thoracic actinomycosis is caused...
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Actinomycosis Involving Chronic Pancreatitis: A Case Report with Literature Review

Yeo SJ, Cho CM, Jung MK, Kim KJ, Kim MH, Cho SH, Kim GC, Seo AN

Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive, chronic infectious disease. It is caused by the genus Actinomyces, which are gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. It presents as a mass-like lesion, composed of bacterial nidus...
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Destruction of the C2 Body due to Cervical Actinomycosis: Connection between Spinal Epidural Abscess and Retropharyngeal Abscess

Kim DM, Kim SW

Human actinomycosis with involvement of the spine is a rare condition, with only a limited number of case reports published. To the best of our knowledge, no cases have been...
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