It is a chronic infection manifesting both granulomatous and suppurative features; and usually involves soft tissues and occasionally bone.
There are three types:
Cervicofacial actinomycosis :
At least three types of Actinomyces have been related to the disease.
The common findings are
Differential diagnosis :
The following conditions should be considered:
Diagnosis is based on Culture and sensitivity testing, and Biopsy.
In the past, many therapeutic agents and techniques were used including:
Incision and drainage:
In patients allergic to penicillin:
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