A year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and on immunosuppressive agents presented with a two month history history of. This infection typically occurs following oral surgery or in patients with poor dental hygiene. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is characterized in the. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cervicofacial actinomycosis is uncommon, but without proper treatment it causes extensive tissue destruction. Early diagnosis.

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A comparison between clinical and microbiologic findings avoids serious errors in the differential diagnosis. Su di un caso di actinomicosi cervico-facciale complicato da grave emorragia. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. The patient, therefore, underwent surgical excision of the mass, the histopathological examination of which showed chronic inflammation with the presence of multiple granules surrounded by polymorphocytes: Finally, surgical excision of the mass is now the last essential step to make a definitive diagnosis and define the appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Cervicofacial Actinomycosis: Diagnosis and Management.

J Natl Med Assoc ; Get free access to newly published articles. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. Kwartler JA, Limaye A. Actinomycossis J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol ; Japan Find articles by Kiyoshi Shikino.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg ; J Formosan Med Assoc. Penicillin is the drug of choice; tetracycline and erythromycin are employed in patients allergic to penicillin 9 28 Journal List Acta Cervifofacial Ital v. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more.


Cervicofacial actinomycosis: still a difficult differential diagnosis

Several Authors agree that incisional biopsy can be of great help in the diagnosis of actinomycosis, since microscopic examination reveals a typical finding of an outer zone of granulation and a central zone of necrosis which contains multiple basophilic granules, that represent lobulated micro-colonies of Actinomyces 5.

Open in a separate window. A haematic-caseous discharge from the lower fluctuant portion of the mass was collected through a percutaneous incision. Smith AJ, et al. Successful treatment of primary actinomyces viscosus endocarditis with third-generation cephalosporins.

Cervicofacial Actinomycosis

Treatment includes prolonged courses of antibiotics and often surgery. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Cervicofacial actinomycosis requires surgical treatment, oral cavity sanation, and in the case of presenting actinomycosis abscesses formation, combined surgical incision and drainage.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; Susceptibility of Actinomyces israelii to antibiotics, sodium hypochlorite and calcium hydroxide. Privacy Policy Terms of Use.

Introduction Actinomycosis is a suppurative and granulomatous chronic infectious disease, that usually spreads into adjacent soft tissues without regard for cervicocacial planes or lymphatic drainage; it may also be associated with a draining sinus tract 1 — 3.

Initially, the mass may be surrounded by induration or erythema; later, it may become tender to palpation, on account of a central necrosis process 17 In the light of these important diagnostic difficulties, cervicofacial actinomycosis has been referred to as the great masquerader of head and neck disease Summary Cervicofacial actinomycosis, a rare chronic infectious disease, is, however, an important clinical entity, due to the difficulties involved, still zctinomycosis, in its diagnosis.


CT diagnosis of actinomycosis of the neck.

Poor oral hygiene and immunosuppression may be contributing factors. Current Infect Dis Reports. Miller M, Haddad AJ. Physical examination revealed dental caries in the right maxillary molar and a non-tender indurated mass in the right cheek Fig. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

Diagnosis of culture-positive actinomycosis was based on histopathology findings and the presence of actinomyces colonies. Israelii ; less commonly, infection is caused by A. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Presentation of five cases. Am J Roentgenol ; Biopsies from the abscess wall or sinus tract, when positive, eliminate the two-to-three-week culture period.

The following paper reports two cases of Cervicofacial actinomycosis in patients admitted in to Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Lublin, Poland. A computed tomograpy CT scan of the neck revealed an expansive large mass approximately 4.