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Infect Chemother. 2009 Aug;41(4):249-252. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2009.41.4.249
Park YM , Won IS , Kim JI , Cho HJ , Seo JG , Kim JY , Kim EY , Park SH , Park YS , Seo YH , Cho YK .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea. yspark@gilhospital.com
Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Actinomyces normally colonizes the mouth, colon, and vagina. Although disruption of mucosa may lead to infection at virtually any site, central nervous system actinomycosis is rare. A 45-year-old man presented with seizure and magnetic resonance imaging showed brain abscess. He was diagnosed with actinomycotic and streptococcal infection of brain by histologic and microbiologic examination. After stereotactic aspiration and biopsy, he was treated successfully by prolonged antibiotic therapy using intravenous penicillin-G and oral amoxicillin.

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