Manifestations cliniques et traitement de courte durée de l'actinomycose pulmonaire

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical presentation and short-term treatment of pulmonary actinomycosis

Aziz Abdulkarim, Marie Pouxe, Serge De Vallière, Catherine Beigelman, Bernard Favrat, Ioannis Kokkinakis

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Actinomycosis is an uncommon disease caused by Actinomyces, a commensal of the oropharyngeal, digestive, and genital tract. Commonly, it manifests as cervicofacial infection and is often related to poor oral health, smoking, chronic alcoholism or immune deficiency. Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare disease, characterized by unspecific clinical, biological, and radiological manifestations that may be confused with other diseases. It should always be considered in patients suspected of having tuberculosis, lung abscess or pulmonary neoplasia. We describe a case of pulmonary actinomycosis treated successfully with short-term antibiotic therapy of three months, with a short review of the literature.

Translated title of the contributionClinical presentation and short-term treatment of pulmonary actinomycosis
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)2177-2180
Number of pages4
JournalRevue Medicale Suisse
Issue number804
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


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