Considerazioni su un caso di actinomicosi cervicale

  • Amelia Romano
  • Salvatore Giordano | giordano.s@tiscalinet.it
  • Laura Infurnari
  • Giuseppe Lipani
  • Lorenzo Marasà
  • Francesco Scarlata

Abstract

Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection due to Gram positive bacteria of Actinomyces genus. Actinomyces israelii is the most common in human infection.The authors described a case occurred in a 43 aged woman with a clinical presentation of a right submandibular indurative mass.After surgery, histological examination showed a granulomatous tissue with many actinomycetes. Patient was submitted to treatment with i.v penicillin. On the 11th day antibiotic therapy was replaced with ceftriaxone and teicoplanina. Patient did not present intercurrence during this period and presented improvement of the lesion.Actinomycosis is an uncommon disease. Establishment of the definite diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion in all cases of relapsing cervical lesions. Penicillin is effective and it can be replaced by third-generation cephalosporins.

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Published
2005-12-31
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Keywords:
Lymphoadenopaty, actinomycosis, flogosys
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Romano, A., Giordano, S., Infurnari, L., Lipani, G., Marasà, L., & Scarlata, F. (2005). Considerazioni su un caso di actinomicosi cervicale. Microbiologia Medica, 20(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2005.2969