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[Actinomycosis of the appendix. Case report].
Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2004 Jul-Sep; 108(3):640-3.RM

Abstract

Abdominal actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease caused by anaerobic Gram positive germs from Actinomyces species. The vermiform appendix and ileocaecal region have been recognized as the most commonly involved sites. Actinomycosis of the appendix is generally acute in presentation, mimicking a common acute appendicitis. We present a case of actinomycosis of the appendix in a 62-year-old male patient. The clinical presentation was as for a common acute appendicitis. The ultrasound examination sustained the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and an appendectomy was performed. The diagnosis was established by histo-pathologic examination. The cultures from intraperitoneal fluid were negative. The association of a long-standing antibiotic therapy to the surgical treatment resulted in definitive cure for this patient. Actinomycosis of the appendix is a rare disease that must be known, the diagnostic being the key for a successful treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie Gr.T. Popa Iaşi, Facultatea de Medicină, Clinica de Urgenţe Chirurgicale.No affiliation info available

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Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

rum

PubMed ID

15832990

Citation

Luncă, S, and N Romedea. "[Actinomycosis of the Appendix. Case Report]." Revista Medico-chirurgicala a Societatii De Medici Si Naturalisti Din Iasi, vol. 108, no. 3, 2004, pp. 640-3.
Luncă S, Romedea N. [Actinomycosis of the appendix. Case report]. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2004;108(3):640-3.
Luncă, S., & Romedea, N. (2004). [Actinomycosis of the appendix. Case report]. Revista Medico-chirurgicala a Societatii De Medici Si Naturalisti Din Iasi, 108(3), 640-3.
Luncă S, Romedea N. [Actinomycosis of the Appendix. Case Report]. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2004 Jul-Sep;108(3):640-3. PubMed PMID: 15832990.
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