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Actinomycosis mimicking colonic neoplasia

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Author(s): Luísa Lima Castro | Mônica Maria Demas Álvares Cabral | Rafael Felipe Maciel Andrade | Kelly Cristine de Lacerda Rodrigues Buzatti | Rodrigo Gomes da Silva

Journal: Journal of Coloproctology
ISSN 2237-9363

Volume: 32;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 312;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: actinomyces | actinomicose | diagnóstico diferencial | neoplasias do colo | actinomyces | actinomycosis | differential diagnosis | colonic neoplasms

ABSTRACT
Actinomycosis is a rare inflammatory disease caused by Actinomyces israelii. It can mimic many other diseases, such as malignant neoplasms or inflammatory bowel disease. We present a case in which actinomycosis simulated a colonic neoplasia.Actinomicose é uma doença inflamatória rara, causada pelo agente Actinomyces israelii. Pode mimetizar várias outras entidades, como neoplasias malignas e doenças inflamatórias intestinais. Relatamos aqui um caso, no qual a actinomicose simulou neoplasia cólica.
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