Actinomycosis is an invasive, destructive infectious syndrome caused by Gram-positive, branching, filamentous bacteria in the order Actinomycetales. The principal agent of human infections is Actinomyces israelii. The authors report the case of a patient with disseminated actinomycosis with predominant orthopedic, dermatologic, and radiologic features mimicking several other illnesses and compare their findings with published cases in the literature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Southern medical journal|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2003|
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