Pulmonary actinomycosis caused by Actinomycesodontolyticus in a two-year-old child

CONCLUSIONS: This is the second pediatric case of pulmonary actinomycosis due to A. Odontolyticus reported in the literature. The clinical symptoms and imaging are not specific. The presence of sulphide granules on pathological examination or in germ culture at a sterile site confirms the diagnosis. Prolonged antibiotic therapy is still recommended to avoid pulmonary sequels.PMID:35221160 | DOI:10.1016/j.rmr.2022.01.019
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research