JAMES F. MORRIS, M.D.; PRISCILLA KILBOURN, PH.D.
To the editor: Human actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection potentially involving any part of the body. The species considered pathogenic for man has been principally Actinomyces israeli (1). The following case report describes disease associated with an additional Actinomyces species:
A 26-year-old college instructor admitted 10 March 1974 was well until 1 month before hospitalization, when a subcutaneous mass was noted in the left anterolateral chest that gradually increased in size and tenderness. Physical examination revealed an oral temperature of 37.8 °C (100 °F), and two chest wall masses. The first was an 11 X 15 cm firm mass
MORRIS JF, KILBOURN P. Systemic Actinomycosis Caused by Actinomyces odontolyticus. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:700. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-700_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):700.
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