GEORGE C. H. FRANKLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The diagnosis of human actinomycosis is not always made with ease, and furthermore the identification of the causative species is usually quite difficult. In medical literature cases are frequently reported as actinomycosis followed by the statement, unable to culture, culture lost, not able to identify, etc. The species in some cases is not of great interest to the physician; however, the laboratory should always attempt to identify the organism.
The disease may be either localized or generalized. It is usually chronic and the duration is from several months to several years. It is thus frequently misdiagnosed "tuberculosis."
In 1925, Sanford
FRANKLIN GCH. ACTINOMYCOSIS: A NEW SPECIES, PATHOGENIC FOR MAN(ACTINOMYCOSIS: A NEW SPECIES, PATHOGENIC FOR MAN*). Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1205–1213. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-7-1205
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