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Actinomycosis

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Title: Actinomycosis


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Actinomycosis
  • A chronic suppurative and granulomatous disease
    of the cervico-facial, thoracic or abdominal areas

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Actinomycetes
  • Actinomyces species
  • Nocardia species
  • Streptomyces species

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Gram Positive Filamentous Bacteria
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Actinomyces
  • Actinomyces israelii

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Mycetoma
  • Streptomyces species

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Ecological Niche
  • Actinomyces
  • Endogenous
  • (man and animals)

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Drug of Choice
  • Penicillin
  • (large doses)

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Serolgical Test
  • None available

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Nocardiosis
  • Subcutaneous infections, pulmonary infections,
    and brain abscesses

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Geographic Distribution
  • World wide

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Nocardia
  • N. asteroides
  • N. brasiliensis

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Clinical Specimens
  • Sputum
  • Pus
  • Biopsy tissue

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Serological Test
  • None available

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Drug of Choice
  • Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim

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Mycetoma
  • Streptomyces species

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Ecological Association
  • Soil

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Clinical specimens
  • Pus
  • Biopsy material

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Serological Test
  • None available

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Treatment
  • Surgical debridment
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Amphotericin B

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