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A Case of Lung Abscess Caused by Pulmonary Actinomycosis

Hwang SW

Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive and indolent infectious disease characterized by acute suppurative inflammation, necrosis, and fibrosis. It usually occurs in cervicofacial, abdominopelvic, and pulmonary areas. Pulmonary actinomycosis accounts for...
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Two Cases of Actinomycosis with Aspergillosis in Unilateral Paranasal Sinuses

Min HK, Kwon OE, Min JY, Kim SW

Actinomycosis of paranasal sinus is a very rare disease that is caused by infection of Actinomyces species that were present in oral or nasal flora due to trauma or dental...
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Colonic Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Hidden in Actinomycosis

Lee SH, Nam SJ, Lee SJ, Park SC, Kang CD, Choi DH, Park JM, Lee SK

Actinomycosis can mask malignant diseases. This paper reports a case of colonic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which was misdiagnosed as abdominal actinomycosis. A 76-year-old woman presented with right flank...
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Pelvic Actinomycosis Mimicking Malignancy of the Uterus: a Case Report

Shin D, Hwang J, Hong SS, Lee EJ, Kim YH

Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon infectious disease. It induces a chronic, suppurative illness characterized by an infiltrative and granulomatous response and, thus, the clinical and radiologic findings may mimic other...
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IgG4-Related Hepatic Inflammatory Pseudotumor Complicated by Actinomycosis during Steroid Therapy

Chung JW, Bae YS, Lim JH, Lee DK, Yu JS

For a 67-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, a 9-cm liver mass was found on CT during the diagnostic work-up for weight loss and fever. Dynamic CT and MRI showed a...
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Abdominal Actinomycosis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis in Children: a Case Report

Choi SK, Bang YG, Oh H, Lee J

Actinomyces are anaerobic, Gram-positive bacteria that are part of the endogenous flora of mucous membranes in humans. Infection caused by these bacteria is termed actinomycosis. The 3 most common types...
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Actinomycosis in a Mucosal Lesion on a Created Perioral Dimple: A Case Report

Kim UG, Kim CH, Kwon KS, Hwang E

Facial dimple creation is a simple surgical procedure. Nonetheless, several complications can occur. Actinomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous infection caused by Actinomyces species. Some conditions that can cause actinomycosis...
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A Case of Aspergillosis and Actinomycosis of Each Side of Maxillary Sinuses

Kim S, Lee E, Lee JH, Bae WY

Aspergillosis or actinomycosis is a very rare disease of paranasal sinuses. It is an infectious bacterial disease caused by actinomyces species, which is a gram-positive, anaerobic bacillus. Although actinomyces species...
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Mediastinal Actinomycosis Mimicking Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastasis in a Patient with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Heo JW, Joung H, Woo IS, Han CW, Jung YH

Actinomycosis is a rare chronic suppurative infectious disease caused by Actinomyces spp. Actinomyces are anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that colonize the mouth, digestive tract, and genital tract. Thoracic actinomycosis is caused...
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Actinomycosis Involving Chronic Pancreatitis: A Case Report with Literature Review

Yeo SJ, Cho CM, Jung MK, Kim KJ, Kim MH, Cho SH, Kim GC, Seo AN

Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive, chronic infectious disease. It is caused by the genus Actinomyces, which are gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. It presents as a mass-like lesion, composed of bacterial nidus...
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Destruction of the C2 Body due to Cervical Actinomycosis: Connection between Spinal Epidural Abscess and Retropharyngeal Abscess

Kim DM, Kim SW

Human actinomycosis with involvement of the spine is a rare condition, with only a limited number of case reports published. To the best of our knowledge, no cases have been...
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A Case of Chronic Noninvasive Actinomycosis in the Nasal Cavity

Lee JH, Jeong JY, Kim JS, Heo SJ

Actinomycosis is a rare anaerobic, gram-positive bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces, which is a normal flora in the gastrointestinal and female genitourinary tracts. The cervicofacial area is a common infection...
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A Case of Actinomycosis of an Orbital Subperiosteal Abscess in a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Park JE, Kang JB, Park HY, Ahn JY, Shin JH, Lee KH, Cho IJ, Hwang YC, Ahn KJ, Chung HY, Jeong IK

Orbital and paranasal actinomycosis have not been commonly reported. We report a case of this uncommon infection, which was improved after endonasal endoscopic drainage and antibiotics. A 53-year-old woman with...
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Renal Actinomycosis Initially Misdiagnosed as Renal Cell Carcinoma with Renal Vein Thrombosis

Kim JW, Jeong HK, Park JJ, Chae JY, Park HS, Moon DG, Oh MM

This case report describes an uncommon case of renal actinomycosis in a 63-year-old man. The patient underwent radical nephrectomy for suspicious renal cell carcinoma with renal vein thrombosis and spinal...
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The treatment of actinomycosis mimicking a retained root tip: a confusing case

Cho JY

Actinomycosis is an infection caused by the actinomyces genus and is associated with trauma or previous infection. A 58-year-old male patient was referred from a private dental clinic for root...
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Primary Hepatic Actinomycosis Mimicking Hepatic Malignancy with Metastatic Lymph Nodes by F-18 FDG PET/CT

Kong EJ

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Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis Associated with Actinomycosis Misdiagnosed as a Metastatic Kidney Cancer

Kim MH, Yeo SJ, You NR, Lee SW, Jeon SW, Cho CM, Lee HS

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XP) is an uncommon, chronic, destructive, granulomatous disease of the renal parenchyma. The condition is generally associated with long-term urinary tract obstruction and infection, although the precise etiology...
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Hepatic Actinomycosis with Abdominal Wall and Paracolic Gutter Involvement

Kim TH, Kang MS, Shin DH, Lee JH, Kim J

A 53-year-old female with intrauterine contraceptive device insertion was admitted for painful abdominal mass on the left upper quadrant abdomen. Abdominal computed tomography scan showed multiple enhancing masses on the...
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Pilonidal Abscess Associated With Primary Actinomycosis

Oh HB, Abdul Malik MH, Keh CH

Pilonidal disease in the sacrococcygeal region usually presents as abscesses, recurrent inflammation, cellulitis or fistula tracks. However, few reports on actinomycosis affecting pilonidal sinuses have been published. We report a...
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A Solitary Pancreatic Actinomycosis Mimicking Pancreatic Cancer

Kim MC, Lee H, Park J, Park JS, Oh D, Kang HJ, Yu E, Kim MH

Actinomycosis is a chronic, slowly progressive, and suppurative disease caused by filamentous anaerobic bacteria Actinomyces, which results in characteristic sulfur granules. Clinically, actinomycosis can present with a mass-like lesion, and...
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