A rare cause of chronic abdominal pain, weight loss and anemia: abdominal actinomycosis.

@article{Kaya2007ARC,
  title={A rare cause of chronic abdominal pain, weight loss and anemia: abdominal actinomycosis.},
  author={Muhsin Kaya and Mehmet Hamdi Sakarya},
  journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={254-7}
}
Abdominal actinomycosis is a subacute/chronic bacterial infection that affects different body regions. A 46-year-old female presenting with intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, transient bowel obstruction, weight loss (18 kg), anemia, and hypoalbuminemia was evaluated in our clinic. Physical examination showed diffuse slight tenderness and a relatively fixed tender mass with ill-defined edges localized to the right lower quadrant. We did not make any specific diagnosis after complete… CONTINUE READING
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