open access

Vol 80, No 4 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-06-19
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Pulmonary actinomycosis — a case report

Małgorzata Drozd-Werel, Maria Porzezińska, Bogumiła Cynowska, Sławomir Garbicz, Krzysztof Kuziemski, Jan Marek Słomiński, Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(4):349-354.

open access

Vol 80, No 4 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-06-19
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by Actinomyces sp. Its symptoms and radiological findings are not characteristic, so the diagnosis might be difficult to establish. We report a case of a 59 year old male, who developed bronchopulmonary Actinomycosis due to poor dental hygiene. The infectious process affected lung parenchyma and infiltrated chest wall causing multifocal sternal osteolisis and multiple cutaneous fistulas. The radiological findings sugested neoplasmatical process. The diagnosis was based on histopatological findings of fistular scrapes. The material contained Actinomyces colonies. Afler 6 months of antibiotic therapy the patient’s state improved and the cutaneous fistulas healed. Radiological finding revealed partial resolution of the lung infiltration.

Keywords

pulmonary actionomycosis; computed tomography; lung tumor

About this article
Title

Pulmonary actinomycosis — a case report

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 80, No 4 (2012)

Pages

349-354

Published online

2012-06-19

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(4):349-354.

Keywords

pulmonary actionomycosis
computed tomography
lung tumor

Authors

Małgorzata Drozd-Werel
Maria Porzezińska
Bogumiła Cynowska
Sławomir Garbicz
Krzysztof Kuziemski
Jan Marek Słomiński
Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska

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