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Actinomycosys: An Update

Author(s): ABM Moniruddin | Hamida Begum | Khairun Nahar

Journal: Medicine Today
ISSN 1810-1828

Volume: 21;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 38;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Actinomyces Israeli | Actinomyces gerencseriae | Actinomyces naeslundii | Actinomyces odontolyticus | Actinomyces viscosus | Actinomyces turicensis | Actinomyces meyeri | Propionibacterium propionicus | peptostreptococcus | Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans | Prevotella | Fusobacterium Bacteroides | Staphylococcus | Streptococcus | Enterobacteriaceae | actinomycetes.

Actinomycosis is a very rare disease caused usually by one of a group of opportunistic otherwise harmless commensals that may be complicated by one or more of another group of copathogens. Because of its rarity, there is a chance of missing its diagnosis & proper treatment leading to substantial morbidity & mortality. Maltreated patients are at risk of developing life threatening complications. This article is intended to review the present status of aetiology, pathology, clinical features, complications & management of actinomycosis.
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