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Related to actinomycosis: abdominal actinomycosis, cervicofacial actinomycosis


 (ăk-tĭn′ō-mī-kō′sĭs, ăk′tə-nō-)
An inflammatory disease of cattle, hogs, humans, and other mammals, caused by actinomyces and characterized by lumpy tumors of the mouth, neck, chest, and abdomen. Also called lumpy jaw.

ac·tin′o·my·cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk) adj.


(Veterinary Science) a fungal disease of cattle and of cats and dogs, sometimes transmitted to humans esp by bites, characterized by a swelling of the affected part, most often the jaw or lungs. Nontechnical name: lumpy jaw
actinomycotic adj


(ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌæk tə noʊ-)

an infectious, inflammatory disease caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and A. bovis in domestic animals, and characterized by lumpy, often suppurating tumors, esp. about the jaws; lumpy jaw.
ac•tin`o•my•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humansactinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
cervicofacial actinomycosis, lumpy jaw - the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions
thoracic actinomycosis - a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the chest
abdominal actinomycosis - a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the abdomen
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans


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Misdiagnosis of abdominopelvic actinomycosis has earned the infection the title of "the great pretender"(1) and its rarity makes this diagnosis a particularly difficult one for clinicians.
Actinomycosis appears to have no geographic or racial predilection, but there is a 3:1 predilection for males.
Actinomycosis was originally described in 1878 by Israel, and the causative organism was isolated in 1891 by Wolfe (1).
Common symptoms of bladder actinomycosis include hematuria, irritative voiding symptoms and lower abdominal pain.
Watson, 'A case of actinomycosis infection of the lung treated with penicillin', KT, May (1944), pp.
Thereby, the histopathologic diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis was achieved after diagnostic thoracotomy.
Two weeks ago, it emerged he was suffering from from Actinomycosis - a bacterial infection of the lung, treated with antibiotics.
However, this organism has never been convincingly proven to cause actinomycosis in humans (4), nor has it ever been isolated from human mucosa or other human sources.
Webb outlines various diseases derived from both fauna and flora that have been known to affect people more recently, including common bacterial infections such as salmonella, typhoid, tetanus and actinomycosis, which are found in marsupials and monotremes, as well as psitttacosis, caused by a chlamydia, that is contracted from birds.
In 1982 it deemed hyperbaric oxygen therapy unacceptable for arhritis, investigational for chronic osteomyelitis and as-yet-unproven for actinomycosis, a fungal infection.
Lesions may resemble a pyogenic granuloma, actinomycosis, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a branchial cleft cyst, a furuncle, a squamous cell carcinoma and an epidermal cyst (1).