A year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and on immunosuppressive agents presented with a two month history history of. This infection typically occurs following oral surgery or in patients with poor dental hygiene. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is characterized in the. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cervicofacial actinomycosis is uncommon, but without proper treatment it causes extensive tissue destruction. Early diagnosis.

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Japan Find articles by Kiyoshi Shikino. A firm, indurated mass, on or near the mandible with associated abscess formation or draining sinus tract, is a typical physical finding in this disease. Pediatric actinomycosis of the head and neck. The infection usually results from the skin or mucosal lesions.

Cervicofacial actinomycosis is caused by Actinomycesa normal inhabitant of the oral cavity. Volante M, et al. Paludetti G, Rosignoli M.

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Cervicofacial Actinomycosis

Since our patient presented a submandibular mass without external drainage, a glandular disease was initially suspected. Over the last few years, as investigators have been searching for less invasive diagnostic techniques, fine-needle aspiration FNA has become more and more important, since not only does it allow morphologic identification, comparable to that obtained from incisional biopsy, but is also an effective means of collecting material for microbiologic identification 24 — This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.


Furthermore, imaging techniques computed tomo-graphy CT and magnetic resonance imaging MRI scan usually yield non-specific findings, contributing only to define radiological features of the mass and its involvement in adjacent soft tissues. J Comput Assist Tomogr ;8: Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol ; J Gen Intern Med.

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Actinomyces species with 12 antimicrobial agents. Patients with actinomycosis tend to be misdiagnosed with malignancy or granulomatous disease. The patient, therefore, underwent surgical excision of the mass, the histopathological examination of which showed chronic inflammation with the presence of multiple granules surrounded by polymorphocytes: Precipitants for infection include dental caries and mucosal injuries, leading to fistula and abscess formation.

Treatment can be initiated within 48 to 72 hours in these cases. Get free access to newly published articles. The condition is considered an important clinical entity, on account not only of the difficulties involved in the diagnosis but also the long-term treatment necessary to eradicate the disease 10 — J Natl Med Assoc ; Thus, microbiological identification of this organism is often impossible.

In cervicofacial actinomycosis, which is the most frequent manifestation, infection is frequently the result of oromaxillofacial trauma, dental manipulation or dental caries Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.

Symptoms are often non-specific: On account of these non-specific manifestations and radiological aspect, the clinical differential diagnosis of actinomycosis still remains difficult. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. A comparison between clinical and microbiologic findings avoids serious errors in the differential diagnosis.

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Atypical presentations of actinomycosis. Stewart MG, Sulek M. Current Infect Dis Reports.


The following paper reports two cases of Cervicofacial actinomycosis in patients admitted in to Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Lublin, Poland. Routine blood tests were normal and PPD was placed which was found to be nonreactive and there was no response to PPD. J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; A specimen submitted to microbiologic culture revealed actlnomycosis presence of Fresobacterium Nucleatum, Porphyromonas Asaccharolytica and Staphylococcus Aureus.

A Rare Case Report. Following personal experience in a case referred to our Department, and in agreement with reports in the literature, attention is drawn to the presenting clinical manifestations, stressing that these are often confusing since they mimic those of other diseases, Moreover, many pre-operative investigations radiological scans, incisional biopsy, fine-needle aspiration are generally non-specific.

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Cervicofacial actinomycosis: still a difficult differential diagnosis

Physical examination revealed dental caries in the right maxillary molar and a non-tender indurated mass in the right cheek Fig. Susceptibility of Actinomyces israelii to antibiotics, sodium hypochlorite and actinomycozis hydroxide. Journal List Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital v.

CT diagnosis of actinomycosis of the neck. Br J Oral Surg ; In the present case, the patient denied any clinical history of oromaxillofacial trauma and showed no sign of immunodeficiency: