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Actinomycosis 

Actinomycosis
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Actinomycosis
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Edward C. Rosenow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199756926.003.0092
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date: 19 September 2018

This rare infection is included because in a fair percentage of cases the CT is characteristic enough to suggest the diagnosis—a wedge-shaped pleural-based infiltrate. Because the pneumonitis will cross fissures, it is usually considered a bronchogenic carcinoma, resulting in an unnecessary thoracotomy

Actinomycotic infection is due to facultative anaerobic bacteria, not a fungus. ...

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