Pulmonary actinomycosis and skin sinuses

Jimmy Kok Foo Lee

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Abstract

A 12-year old girl presented with an unusual problem of recurrent discharging multiple skin sinuses on her right anterior and posterior chest wall for a year. There was ipsilateral lower lobe pneumonia and imaging showed multiple abscesses in her lower back muscles bilaterally. A purulent fluid was aspirated from her back muscles and the histology examination showed sulphur granules with gram positive branched filaments. She responded well to the treatment for actinomycosis with penicillin and doxycycline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-855
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Actinomycosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin sinus

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