Actinomicose torácica simulando doença neoplásica em Pediatria. Actinomicosis torácica simulando enfermedad neoplásica en Pediatría. Ricardo Mendes. Actinomicosis torácica como diagnóstico diferencial de neoplasia: a propósito de un caso. Thoracic actinomycosis in the differential diagnosis of neoplasm: a. Download PDF. 1 / 2 Pages. Previous article. Go back to website. Next article.

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J Infect Chemother ; In addition to antimicrobial therapy, surgical cleaning with abscess drainage and excision and curettage of devitalized tissue should be considered 7.

Patient was indicated to the department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and submitted to treatment specific for actinomycosis with administration of crystalline penicillin for 14 days. According to the mother of the patient, he had first presented a moderate edema on the anterior cervical region, more specifically the medial part near the sternal-clavicular joint, which was associated with mild local pain and loss of appetite.

Resulting severe involvement of the cranium and spinal column can develop to meningitis and death.

Patient also remained afebrile during the period and was discharged from the hospital and indicated long-term antibiotic therapy. Introduction Actinomycosis is a granulomatous, chronic, and infectious disease with characteristics of suppuration and that is produced by gram-positive bacilli of the Actinomyces strain.

Next, patient was indicated treatment with cephalexin and symptomatic medication. Another method for actinomicosia diagnosis of cervicofacial actinomycosis is the histopathologic examination of biopsy specimens, in which case diagnosis is established by chronic granulomatous reaction with fibrotic and avascular periphery and, also, sulfur granules with central area presenting numerous polymorphonuclear, lymphocyte, and plasmatic cell structures and measuring 0.


Patient had presented spontaneous improvement 15 days after the onset of the lesion and had remained asymptomatic for one month. Currently, Actinomyces are acfinomicosis classified as bacteria 7.

It’s more common in men. It spreads to other areas in contact and its primary lesion is usually located at the mandible 1 The pathology presents characteristics of induration of infected tissue with a tendency to present abscedation and fistulation 2. J Bras Med ; Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases 7th ed.

Puede ser encontrado como parte de la microbiota normal en la cavidad oral, nasofaringe y vagina 6,7.

Actinomicosis en Pediatría: Presentacion de dos casos by María Laura Maldonado on Prezi

Weese and Smith, inreported an incidence of 1 case per 17, to 53, inhabitants These bacteria can be divided into six subgroups: Steward MG, Sulik Actino,icosis. We also carried out a review of the literature from the past few years Lilacs and Medline.

Endobronchial actinomycosis associated with foreign body. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, The bacterial resistance to this antibiotic, wctinomicosis, is still not well understood 3 In this article we present the case of a 63 year-old man with no comorbidity, with pulmonary actinomycosis involving the chest wall mimicking a neoplastic process, basing the diagnosis on histopathologic findings.


Other additional methods are tomography of the head for assessment of bone involvement and of development of the pathology; gallium scintigraphy for delimitation of the natural inflammatory process peditaria a good method for easy and effective follow-up procedures ; ultrasonography for differential diagnosis of natural inflammation and the disease process; and sialography for assessment of salivary gland involvement 4.

Ent Journal ; Actinomicosie of Wang needle aspiration in the diagnosis of actinomycosis.

[Cervicofacial actinomycosis as differential diagnosis of cavum carcinoma: case report].

We followed a male patient admitted to the pediatric infectious disease ward. Existen tres formas principales de actinomicosis: J Emerg Med ; Case report and review of the literature”. The reduced frequency of Actinomyces infection indicates that its inoculation through oral lesion cannot be the only cause of infection. Eur Respir J ; Eur J Radiol ; An Med Rio Gde S.

Patient presented with complaints of neck lumps for the previous three pediatriq at emergency services elsewhere. Local pain and fever are the most common symptoms 2. It has been described that the Actinomyces requires the presence of other types of bacteria in order to proliferate.

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