thoracic actinomycosis

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Noun1.thoracic actinomycosis - a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the chest
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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Thus, the gold standard for diagnosis of thoracic actinomycosis is a histological confirmation on lung biopsy.
Other clinical types include thoracic actinomycosis, the third most common type of actinomycosis, which includes pulmonary, bronchial, and laryngeal actinomycosis [3], and abdominal actinomycosis, where the appendix, caecum, and colon are the most common sites of infection.
Treatment of thoracic actinomycosis: A retrospective analysis of 40 patients.
Pediatric thoracic actinomycosis. Hawaii Med J 2003;62:30-2.