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Cutaneous actinomycosis: the great mimicker

Ngow, Harris Abdullah and Wan Mohd Nowalid, Wan Khairina (2009) Cutaneous actinomycosis: the great mimicker. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 62 (8). p. 766. ISSN 1472-4146

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Actinomycosis is an indolent, suppurative and chronic granulomatous infection caused by a Gram-positive organism that was initially thought to be a fungus. 12 Actinomycosis is rare with estimated incidence of one case per institution per year, with male predominance.3 Precipitating factors of cervicofacial infection are related to dental and maxillofacial trauma. We describe an interesting case of facial actinomycosis that was misdiagnosed as sebaceous cyst and revealed later by histopathological findings of the tissue biopsy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4393/5201
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutaneous actinomycosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Associate Professor Dr Harris Ngow Abdullah
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 08:15
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 08:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5201

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