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An unusual presentation of actinomycosis in a young woman, after surgery.
Bol Asoc Med P R. 2005 Jul-Sep; 97(3 Pt 2):209-13.BA

Abstract

Actinomycosis is an unusual, chronic granulomatous disease. Actinomyces israelli has been found to be related to infectious processes in those patients with affected skin integrity leading to abscess formation, fistulae or mass lesions. Actinomycosis mainly presents in three forms cervicofacial (50%), abdominal (20%) and thoracic (15%). Pelvic cases have been rarely reported and are usually associated with the use of intrauterine devices. We describe a case of a 23 y/o female without history of intrauterine device use, who was admitted with an ovarian cyst following an appendectomy. An ovarian abscess was drained. The pathology showed a granuloma and focal sulfur granules like particles compatible with Actinomyces. This is a case of pelvic Actinomyces, not related to the use of an intrauterine device.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16320910

Citation

Colón-Candelaria, Mayra M., et al. "An Unusual Presentation of Actinomycosis in a Young Woman, After Surgery." Boletin De La Asociacion Medica De Puerto Rico, vol. 97, no. 3 Pt 2, 2005, pp. 209-13.
Colón-Candelaria MM, Duharte-Vidaurre L, Sánchez-Sergenton C, et al. An unusual presentation of actinomycosis in a young woman, after surgery. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2005;97(3 Pt 2):209-13.
Colón-Candelaria, M. M., Duharte-Vidaurre, L., Sánchez-Sergenton, C., González-Claudio, G., & Saavedra, S. (2005). An unusual presentation of actinomycosis in a young woman, after surgery. Boletin De La Asociacion Medica De Puerto Rico, 97(3 Pt 2), 209-13.
Colón-Candelaria MM, et al. An Unusual Presentation of Actinomycosis in a Young Woman, After Surgery. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2005 Jul-Sep;97(3 Pt 2):209-13. PubMed PMID: 16320910.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An unusual presentation of actinomycosis in a young woman, after surgery. AU - Colón-Candelaria,Mayra M, AU - Duharte-Vidaurre,Luis, AU - Sánchez-Sergenton,Carlos, AU - González-Claudio,Glenda, AU - Saavedra,Sonia, PY - 2005/12/3/pubmed PY - 2005/12/24/medline PY - 2005/12/3/entrez SP - 209 EP - 13 JF - Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico JO - Bol Asoc Med P R VL - 97 IS - 3 Pt 2 N2 - Actinomycosis is an unusual, chronic granulomatous disease. Actinomyces israelli has been found to be related to infectious processes in those patients with affected skin integrity leading to abscess formation, fistulae or mass lesions. Actinomycosis mainly presents in three forms cervicofacial (50%), abdominal (20%) and thoracic (15%). Pelvic cases have been rarely reported and are usually associated with the use of intrauterine devices. We describe a case of a 23 y/o female without history of intrauterine device use, who was admitted with an ovarian cyst following an appendectomy. An ovarian abscess was drained. The pathology showed a granuloma and focal sulfur granules like particles compatible with Actinomyces. This is a case of pelvic Actinomyces, not related to the use of an intrauterine device. SN - 0004-4849 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16320910/An_unusual_presentation_of_actinomycosis_in_a_young_woman_after_surgery_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/414 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -