Actinomycosis esophagitis in a patient with persistent dysphagia.

@article{Kosseifi2005ActinomycosisEI,
  title={Actinomycosis esophagitis in a patient with persistent dysphagia.},
  author={Semaan Georges Kosseifi and Kim L. Dittus and Dima Nassour Nassour and Mohammad Axis Shaikh and Mark F. Young},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={
          662-4
        }
}
Many causes of esophagitis exist in immunocompromised patients. Uncommon pathogens must be considered to facilitate timely and appropriate therapy. A limited number of cases of esophageal actinomycosis have been reported. This report describes an unusual case of esophageal actinomycosis in a patient with persistent dysphagia. The broad differential may have delayed definitive diagnosis in the case study patient. Biopsy and culture are essential for accurate diagnosis. Although actinomycosis is… CONTINUE READING
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