- Nasal Cavity Actinomycosis Mimicking Rhinolith. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Craniofac Surg 2018 Feb 14
- Actinomycosis is a subacute-to-chronic bacterial infection caused by filamentous, gram-positive, non-acid-fast, anaerobic-to-microaerophilic bacteria. It is characterized by continuous spread, suppur...
Actinomycosis is a subacute-to-chronic bacterial infection caused by filamentous, gram-positive, non-acid-fast, anaerobic-to-microaerophilic bacteria. It is characterized by continuous spread, suppurative and granulomatous inflammation, and formation of multiple abscesses and sinus tracts that may discharge sulfur granules. Although the most common clinical forms of actinomycosis are cervicofacial, involvement of the nose and paranasal sinuses are extremely rare. Furthermore, nasal cavity actinomycosis mimicking rhinolith has not been reported in the literature previously. This article reports a patient of nasal cavity actinomycosis causing symptoms similar to those of a rhinolith, which was successfully treated by surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy.
- Pelvic actinomycosis fistulised to the skin, treated with doxycycline. [Journal Article]
- TMTunis Med 2017; 95(3):224-225
- Hemolytic anemia due to native valve subacute endocarditis withActinomyces israeliiinfection. [Journal Article]
- CCClin Case Rep 2018; 6(2):376-379
- This case highlights the importance of considering infectious etiology in the management of hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia associated with infectious endocarditis is rare. Actinomyces endocarditi...
This case highlights the importance of considering infectious etiology in the management of hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia associated with infectious endocarditis is rare. Actinomyces endocarditis is a rare occurrence and is very challenging to diagnose given the challenges to culture the organism.
- Pulmonary actinomycosis masquerading as lung cancer: keep it in mind. [Journal Article]
- AJANZ J Surg 2018 Feb 08
- Osteoma with actinomycosis in a nasal cavity: A case report. [Case Reports]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2017; 96(51):e9376
- CONCLUSIONS: Anaerobic conditions as a result of allergic rhinitis and narrowed nasal cavity because of osteoma can be the cause of formation of actinomycosis. Clinicians should note that osteoma with actinomycosis can be treated with surgical removal of the tumor and short-term antibiotic therapy.
- Retraction: Thoracic Vertebral Actinomycosis Secondary to a Pulmonary Origin. [Retraction of Publication]
- CCureus 2018 Jan 22; 10(1):r10
- [This retracts the article DOI: 10.7759/cureus.391.].
[This retracts the article DOI: 10.7759/cureus.391.].
- Extensive Cutaneous Botryomycosis With Subsequent Development of Nocardia-Positive Wound Cultures. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jan 01; :1203475418755762
- Botryomycosis is a rare, chronic granulomatous infection caused by a response to bacteria, most commonly Staphylococcus aureus. Cutaneous manifestations, such as subcutaneous nodules, nonhealing ulce...
Botryomycosis is a rare, chronic granulomatous infection caused by a response to bacteria, most commonly Staphylococcus aureus. Cutaneous manifestations, such as subcutaneous nodules, nonhealing ulcers, or sinus tracks, typically occur following inoculation of bacteria after trauma. Drainage from the skin lesions may contain yellow grains resembling those seen in actinomycosis and nocardiosis. A 20-year-old Hispanic male presented over the course of several years with a chronic nonhealing left posterior scalp wound. A car hit the patient when he was 2 years old and injured the scalp in the location of the skin lesion. Multiple wound cultures grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and biopsies were consistent with botryomycosis. He was treated with multiple surgical debridements, skin grafts, and various courses of oral and intravenous antibiotics with slight improvement. One reason for poor response to therapy was noncompliance with long-term home antibiotics. The most recent tissue culture grew MRSA in addition to Nocardia mexicana, and he experienced improvement on linezolid and minocycline. Although it is important to exclude nocardiosis and actinomycosis when diagnosing botryomycosis, our patient was diagnosed with botryomycosis after multiple biopsies and positive MRSA cultures 2 years prior to 1 positive N mexicana culture. Our case is a unique presentation of botryomycosis in an individual who subsequently developed Nocardia-positive wound cultures.
- Refractory actinomycosis of the humerus. [Journal Article]
- SOSAGE Open Med Case Rep 2018; 6:2050313X17752852
- Actinomycosis is a chronic, opportunistic infection caused by Actinomyces species, such as Actinomyces bacillus. Actinomycosis in long bones is very rare. To the best of our knowledge, isolated prima...
Actinomycosis is a chronic, opportunistic infection caused by Actinomyces species, such as Actinomyces bacillus. Actinomycosis in long bones is very rare. To the best of our knowledge, isolated primary actinomycosis of the humerus is rarely reported in literature. We present a rare case of a refractory primary actinomycosis of the humerus. A 66-year-old man with no history of concomitant conditions was admitted to our hospital with a history of a tumour on the distal third of the left arm as a result of a closed trauma without fracture 20 years before. Pathological anatomy samples showed the presence of Actinomyces. Cultures were subjected to a prolonged incubation of 21 days under aerobic and anaerobic conditions and were always negative. He underwent several surgical procedures and received long-term antibiotic therapy with poor outcome. Primary actinomycosis in long bones is uncommon. Diagnosis may be challenging: considering the small number of case studies reported in the literature, symptoms are not specific, and the organism is difficult to isolate. Antibiotic treatment may not be sufficient to improve the clinical condition, and surgical alternatives should be considered.
- Estimating the proportion of clinically diagnosed infectious and non-infectious animal diseases in Ganta Afeshum woreda, Eastern Tigray zone, Ethiopia. [Journal Article]
- BRBMC Res Notes 2018 Jan 15; 11(1):29
- This study was performed with the objective of identifying the proportion of emerging and endemic livestock diseases using cross sectional survey.
This study was performed with the objective of identifying the proportion of emerging and endemic livestock diseases using cross sectional survey.
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- Neurological and neuropsychological complications in the course of chronic Whipple's disease - case report. [Case Reports]
- PPPsychiatr Pol 2017 Oct 29; 51(5):953-961
- CONCLUSIONS: Whipple's disease is a rare disease with possible neurological and neuropsychiatric complications. Neurological disorders (eye movement disorders, myoclonus, oculoskeletal miorhythmia, progressive dementia) may develop in spite of correct pharmacological treatment. Apart from its classical symptoms, unspecified cognitive function disorders and autonomic nervous system disorders may develop. Providing right antibiotic treatment may not always lead to complete remission or prevent neuropsychiatric complications. However, early diagnosis and clinical alertnessallow to administer right treatment and improve further prognosis.