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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1991;8(1):231-237.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1991.8.1.231    Published online June 30, 1991.
Actinomycosis on left submandibular area: a case report.
Jung Soo Hong, Ki Yeul Kim, See Ho Choi, Jung Hyun Seul, Hyeong Ki Hwang, Chung Ki Lee
Abstract
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative and granulomatous bacterial infection characterized by contiguous spread, abscess formation and sinus tract formation. There are four clinical forms according to the lesional site, as 1) cervicofacial, 2) thoracic, 3) abdominal, and 4) disseminated form. Recently, we experienced a case of 54 year-old patient with left mandibular actinomycosis. The pathognomonic findings of actinomycosis is sulfur granule with multiple filaments in Gram-stain and the treatment of actinomycosis is surgical excision of mass or sinus tract with massive antibiotics (esp. Penicillin) therapy for 6 to 12 months.
Key Words: Actinomycosis, Sulfur granule, Penicillin


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