Actinomycosis: etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and management

  title={Actinomycosis: etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and management},
  author={Florent Valour and Agathe S{\'e}n{\'e}chal and C{\'e}line Dupieux and Judith Karsenty and S{\'e}bastien Lustig and Pierre Breton and Arnaud M Gleizal and Lo{\"i}c Boussel and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Laurent and Evelyne Rolim Braun and Christian Chidiac and Florence Ader and Tristan Ferry},
  booktitle={Infection and drug resistance},
Actinomycosis is a rare chronic disease caused by Actinomyces spp., anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that normally colonize the human mouth and digestive and genital tracts. Physicians must be aware of typical clinical presentations (such as cervicofacial actinomycosis following dental focus of infection, pelvic actinomycosis in women with an intrauterine device, and pulmonary actinomycosis in smokers with poor dental hygiene), but also that actinomycosis may mimic the malignancy process in… CONTINUE READING
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