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Primary Actinomycosis Of The Gluteal Region
Das Debasish,Majumdar Saswati,Mandal Sanjay K,Ghoshal Aloke G
Indian Journal of Dermatology , 2003,
Abstract: Actinomycosis is an indolent, chronic infection caused by microaerophilic, gram positive, non- sporing, slender bacilli of the Actinomyces genus. Ore-facial, abdominal and thoracic locations of infection make up majority of clinical cases. Gluteal or locations of actinomycosis on extremities are rarities. We present here a typical case of actinomycosis of the right gluteal region, without disease in other parts of the body in a nineteen year old female who presented with a three year history of a slowly growing, film lump in the right gluteal region. This case is of interest as it presents the typical history of indolent disease, the characteristic clinical and histopathological findings, and repeated misdiagnosis as a case of tuberculoses.
Primary cutaneous actinomycosis: A rare soft tissue infection  [cached]
Metgud S
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology , 2008,
Abstract: Actinomycosis caused by Actinomyces spp. is a chronic and suppurative infection caused by an endogenous gram positive bacterium. The unusual sites of infection are the head and neck, thorax and abdomen and are almost always endogenous in origin. Primary cutaneous actinomycosis is very rare and is usually associated with external trauma and local ischemia. We report a case of a primary cutaneous actinomycosis of the thigh in a 30-year-old man. The patient acquired the infection through an injection wound which progressed to multiple discharging sinuses. Clinical material from the wound demonstrated the presence of Actinomyces in smears and cultures. The patient was diagnosed and successfully treated with surgical resection and combined antibiotic therapy.
Primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin: A rare tumor in the gluteal region  [cached]
Krishnamurthy Jayashree,Saba Firdos,Sunila
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology , 2009,
Abstract: Primary mucinous carcinoma (PMC) of the skin is a rare adnexal tumor of sweat gland origin. A case report is presented of a 50-year-old female who presented with a gluteal mass, which was diagnosed as an injection abscess. Following incision and drainage, the incision site persisted as a non-healing ulcer. An edge biopsy of the lesion revealed mucinous carcinoma of the skin. Investigations excluded the possibility of a metastatic mucinous carcinoma. Thus, the lesion in the gluteal region was diagnosed as PMC of the skin, a rare site of occurrence.
Nevus Lipomatosus Cutaneus Superficialis  [cached]
Meena Ram Singh,Khare Ashok Kumar,Rana Sandeep,Meherda Ashok
Indian Journal of Dermatology , 2004,
Abstract: A case of nevus lipomatosus cutaneus superficialis in a 21 year old male is reported because of rarity of this condition.
Pelvic Actinomycosis  [PDF]
Ali ?zler,?adi Yald?z,?smail O?uz Cinbi?,S. Ender Düzcan
Dicle Medical Journal , 2011,
Abstract: Actinomiches is a patogen for pelvis while it is a member of normal oropharingeal flora. Pelvic actinomycosis is a very rare form of actinomycosis with only 3% of all actinomycosis cases. Actinomycosis becomes a solid mass which is stuck to surrounding organs with perioverian chronic granulomatous reaction, and it is commonly confused with malignancy. In present study, we reported a case with pelvic actinomycosis that was operated for differential diagnosis of a mass lesion in over and diagnosed by post-operative histological examiantion.
Actinomycosis of the parotid masquerading as malignant neoplasm.
Bipin T Varghese, Paul Sebastian, K Ramachandran, Manoj Pandey
BMC Cancer , 2004, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-4-7
Abstract: We present here a case of primary actinomycosis of the parotid gland presenting with a parotid mass lesion with erosion of skull bones.Clinical presentation of cervico-facial actinomycosis is characterized by the presence of a suppurative or indurative mass with discharging sinuses. The lesion demonstrates characteristic features on fine needle aspiration cytology and histology, however at times the findings are equivocal.Although cervico-facial actinomycosis is well described, primary actinomycosis of the parotid gland is rare. Actinomycosis was considered to be the commonest of all deep mycotic infections or mycetomas in the past [1]. However now it is well established that it is a granulomatous lesion characterized by chronic suppuration usually caused by Actinomyces israelii which is a gram positive, non-acid fast, anaerobic, commensal bacteria within the oral cavity (tonsillar crypts and tartar of teeth). Unlike most of the mycotic infections, actinomycosis is not an opportunistic infection and the portal of entry is not through inhalation. Actinomycosis usually occurs in healthy individuals when the local condition favours its growth and very often, it is a mixed bacterial growth [2]. It commonly affects the facial soft tissue although it can spread to adjacent, salivary gland, bone, and skin of face and neck. Primary actinomycosis of the parotid gland is very rare and can mimic malignancy [3].The diagnosis of this rare condition can be reasonably made empirically even when conclusive histological or microbiological evidence is not available. A case of primary actinomycosis of the parotid gland, which was diagnosed by its clinical features, radiological findings and its response to empirical medical management, is presented.A 38-year-old man presented with a 5 × 4 cm rapidly progressive, firm swelling in the left parotid region with discharging sinuses on the overlying skin. The swelling was not painful and its size did not change with meals. There was no hist
First case report of primary Actinomycosis of the breast due to Actinomyces Israelii from Iran
Daie Ghazvini R,Zaini F,Zibafar E,Omidi K
Acta Medica Iranica , 2003,
Abstract: Present paper reports a case of breast actinomycosis due to Actinomyces israelii in a 31-year-ol female nurse from Shahrekord, in Iran. Diagnosis was based on the observation of short and very fine gram-positive filaments in direct examination of aspirates from fistulas, as well as isolation of organism in sodium thioglycolate and brain heart infusion blood agar (BHIB) culture media, under anaerobic conditions and complementary phyiologic tests.
Nasopharyngeal Actinomycosis
Lamia Ouertatani,Yassine Jeblaoui,Salima Kharrat,Samia Sahtout,Ghazi Besbes
Case Reports in Otolaryngology , 2011, DOI: 10.1155/2011/367364
Abstract: Nasopharyngeal actinomycosis is a rarely encountered bacterial infection which usually occurs after nasal trauma or surgery. In some clinical cases, nasopharyngeal actinomycosis has appeared in patients without prior trauma, making diagnosis difficult. Here we present three such cases successfully treated with appropriate dosages of penicillin. One 16-year-old boy with no previous medical antecedents showed an important thickening of the posterior wall of the nasopharynx. A similar nasopharyngeal thickening was found in a 42-year-old woman exhibiting poor dental hygiene. In another 42-year-old woman, nasopharyngeal inflammation was accompanied by multiple right lymphoadenopathies. Like the first two patients, the woman had no prior trauma but did exhibit poor dental hygiene and teeth rottenness. In all three patients, actinomycosis diagnosis was confirmed by anaerobic microbial culturing of the biopsy specimen. Although diagnosis is delayed in patients with no prior trauma, treatment with antibiotics has greatly improved the prognosis for all forms of actinomycosis, and neither death nor deformity is common.
Actinomycosis mimicking colonic neoplasia
Castro, Luísa Lima;Cabral, M?nica Maria Demas álvares;Andrade, Rafael Felipe Maciel;Buzatti, Kelly Cristine de Lacerda Rodrigues;Silva, Rodrigo Gomes da;
Journal of Coloproctology (Rio de Janeiro) , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S2237-93632012000300017
Abstract: actinomycosis is a rare inflammatory disease caused by actinomyces israelii. it can mimic many other diseases, such as malignant neoplasms or inflammatory bowel disease. we present a case in which actinomycosis simulated a colonic neoplasia.
Spinal actinomycosis: A rare disease  [cached]
Dua Rakesh,Bhat Dhananjaya,Indira Devi
Neurology India , 2010,
Abstract: Actinomycosis is an indolent, slowly progressive infection caused by Actinomyces species. Of human actinomycosis, the spinal form is rare and actinomycosis-related spinal neurological deficit is uncommon. We report two cases with cervical and dorsal actinomycosis and one of them with spinal neurological deficit.
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