Empyema necessitatis: review of the manifestations of thoracic actinomycosis.

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Actinomycosis is a relatively uncommon infectious process involving the chest. A case of thoracic actinomycosis mimicking an inflammatory breast carcinoma in an elderly woman is presented with a review of the literature. The authors suggest that considering this disease in the differential diagnosis of indolent pulmonary parenchymal and pleural lesions is… (More)

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