cervicofacial actinomycosis

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Noun1.cervicofacial actinomycosis - the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions
actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
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1,2) Cervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of this disease, with most of these cases occurring in the parotid gland, cheek, and submandibular space.
Risk factors for cervicofacial actinomycosis include poor dental hygiene, dental procedures, chronic tonsillitis, otitis, mastoiditis, maxillofacial trauma, and immunocompromise.
Cervicofacial actinomycosis (CFA) is a rare but treatable infection that is more commonly seen in patients with poor dental hygiene, immunosuppressed patients, and patients with previous mucosal injury to the upper aerodigestive tract.
The most frequent clinical form is cervicofacial actinomycosis (2).
In conclusion, he was diagnosed as cervicofacial actinomycosis by clinical signs and histopatological examination.
The majority of cases of cervicofacial actinomycosis are preceded by a dental procedure or another form of oral trauma.
Classically, cervicofacial actinomycosis involves the parotid glands, the submandibular area, and the mandible: Laryngeal involvement is rare; when it does occur, it is believed to arise secondary to oral, cervical, or mandibular disease.
The management of cervicofacial actinomycosis en tails surgical debridement and long-term antibiotic therapy.
3) Cervicofacial actinomycosis frequently affects the maxillary sinus and causes swelling of the cheek, a woody induration, and draining sinus tracts.