Pediatric thoracic actinomycosis.

  title={Pediatric thoracic actinomycosis.},
  author={Jerome P Lee and Raul Rudoy},
  journal={Hawaii medical journal},
  volume={62 2},
Two cases of pediatric thoracic actinomycosis are presented. A review of the English literature revealed forty-six additional cases in the last 25 years. The mean age of diagnosis was 10 years. The most common presentation was a mass associated with weight loss, fever, and cough. Actinomyces israelii was the most common causative organism. Prognosis was generally excellent after long-term therapy with penicillin. 

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