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Definition of the noun actinomycosis

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noun - plural: actinomycoses

  1. disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses

Alternative definition of the noun actinomycosis


  1. [pathology] An infectious bacterial disease of cattle and swine, sometimes transmitted to man, characterized by the formation of painful abscesses in the mouth, lungs, or gastrointestinal tract.

Phrases with actinomycosis

  1. thoracic actinomycosis
  2. abdominal actinomycosis
  3. cervicofacial actinomycosis

Printed books with definitions for actinomycosis

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Google previewGeneral and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist (2013)

by Leslie DeLong, Nancy Burkhart

NAM E:Actinomycosis Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial disease that mani— fests in the formation of an abscess,

Google previewBurket's Oral Medicine (2003)

Diagnosis & Treatment by Martin S. Greenberg, Michael Glick

Actinomycosis is an infectious disease caused by a slender gram-positive rod- shaped bacterium, Actinomyces is raelii, that exhibits a number of simple funguslike characteristics, such as a tendency to grow as a mass of rounded bodies ...

Google previewNetter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System (2011)

by David Kaminsky

Plate 4-84 ACTINOMYCOSIS Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative or granulomatous bacterial infection caused by branching, non–spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria belonging to the genus Actinomyces. Actinomyces spp. are strict or ...

Google previewContemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)

by James R. Hupp, Myron R. Tucker, Edward Ellis III

Actinomycosis is a relatively uncommon infection of the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck. Actinomycosis is usually caused by Actinomyces israelii but may also be caused by A. naeslundii, A. viscosus, or other members of this genus .

Google previewRespiratory Care: Principles and Practice (2015)

by Assistant Director of Respiratory Care Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor of Anesthesia Harvard Medical School Editor-In-Chief Respiratory Care Dean R Hess, Neil R Macintyre, William F Galvin

Pulmonary actinomycosis is an indolent disease. Initial symptoms can...

Google previewQRS for BDS II Year (2014)

by Jyotsna Rao

Actinomycosis Ans. l Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative disease caused by anaerobic bacteria Actinomycetes...

Pelvic actinomycosis Of all the types, cervicofacial actinomycosis is the commonest form. l Lab diagnosis of actinomycosis 1.

Google previewRespiratory Infections (2006)

by Lionel Mandell, Mark Woodhead, Santiago Ewig, Antoni Torres

Actinomycosis is an indolent and slowly progressive infection...

Google previewOral Medicine (2008)

by Satish Chandra, Girish Chandra

GRANULOMATOUS LESIONS OF THE ORAL CAVITY Cervicofacial Actinomycosis Actinomycosis is a granulomatous disease caused by anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria, Actinomyces israelii. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is the ...

Google previewThe ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2011)

Second Edition by David E. Beck, Patricia L. Roberts, Theodore J. Saclarides, Anthony J. Senagore, Michael J. Stamos, Yosef Nasseri

Actinomycosis is an uncommon, chronic granulomatous disease caused...

Google previewMicrobes (2012)

Concepts and Applications by Prakash S. Bisen, Mousumi Debnath, G. B. Prasad

Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative and granulomatous disease of the cervicofacial, thoracic, or abdominal areas. The most common cause of actinomycosis is the organism Actinomyces israelii which infects both man and animals. In cattle ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice Of Pedodontics (2008)

by Arathi Rao

Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous, suppurative, and fibrosing disease caused by anaerobic,

pulmonary forms Cervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of this disease and is of ...

Google previewDail and Hammar's Pulmonary Pathology (2009)

Volume I: Nonneoplastic Lung Disease by Joseph F. Tomashefski

Actinomycosis is a sporadic localized infection of worldwide distribution caused by anaerobic or microaerophilic...

Because actinomycosis is an endogenous disease, it is not included under mycetoma, despite the fact that its etiologic agents ...

Google previewGrainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology (2014)

by Andy Adam, Adrian K. Dixon, Jonathan H Gillard, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Ronald G. Grainger, David J. Allison

Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare condition caused by Actinomyces israelii, a common saprophyte in the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal tract. Predisposing factors include overt gastrointestinal perforation, previous surgery, neoplasms, ...

Google previewOral Medicine & Pathology: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management (2013)

by Saman Warnakulasuriya, WM Tilakaratna

Actinomycosis. Actinomycosis is a slowly progressing chronic infection with granulomatous and suppurative features. Actinomycosis ...

Google preview100 Cases in Clinical Pathology (2014)

by Eamon Shamil, Praful Ravi, Ashish Chandra

Actinomycosis is a chronic and slowly progressive infection caused by branching, anaerobic gram-positive bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, the most common species being Actinomyces israelii. This bacterium is normally present in the oral ...

Google previewComputed Tomography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Whole Body (2008)

by John R. Haaga, Daniel Boll

Actinomycosis is a chronic, progressive, suppurative disease characterized by the formation of multiple abscesses, draining sinuses, abundant granulation, and dense fibrous tissue. This infection is considered to be caused by Actinomyces ...

Google previewNelson Textbook of Pediatrics Elsevieron VitalSource (2015)

by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita M.D. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor

Actinomycosis is a chronic, suppurative, scarring inflammatory process. Sites of infection show dense cellular infiltrates and suppuration that form many interconnecting abscesses and sinus tracts. These abscesses and sinus tracts may be ...

Google previewAdvances in Physiology Research and Application: 2011 Edition (2012)

According to recent research from the United States, “Actinomycosis is a rare disease with a typically indolent course in the head and neck. During the modern era, only 12 cases within the ear .

Google previewBritish Surgical Practice (2013)

Abdominal Emergencies to Autonomic Nervous System by Ernest Rock Carling, J. Paterson Ross

Actinomycosis is the name given to the pathological condition resulting from the growth in animal tissues of a micro-organism known as the actinomyces or ray fungus—so called because mycelial threads can often be seen radiating from the ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology by Jeffrey C. Pommerville, ISBN 9780763737627 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Actinomycosis: Actinomycosis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species.



ACTINOMYCOSIS (ICD-9 039; lCD-10 A42) Definition and diagnosis of disease Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial disease, most frequently localized in the jaw, thorax or abdomen. Diagnosis is made through demonstrating the slim, ...

Google previewProcedures in the Office Setting, An Issue of Obstetric and Gynecology Clinics, (2013)

by Tony Ogburn, Betsy Taylor

Pelvic actinomycosis is an exceedingly rare but serious infection.

Google previewSpine Surgery 2-Vol Set (2012)

Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (Expert Consult - Online) by Edward C. Benzel

Actinomycosis is a noncontagious, suppurative, bacterial infection characterized by chronic inflammatory induration, sinus tract formation, fever, and leukocytosis. The pathologic reaction of the body to actinomycetes is typically suppuration.

Google previewDiagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders (2014)

by John S. Rubin, Robert T. Sataloff, Gwen S. Korovin

Actinomycosis is an anaerobic saprophyte that frequently is part of the normal oral flora. The organism becomes pathogenic under special circumstances. Symptoms of laryngeal involvement include hoarseness, cough, and, ...

Google previewCollected Papers of the Mayo Clinic (1922)

by Mayo Clinic

LABORATORY METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS The chief diagnostic finding in actinomycosis is the presence of so-called sulphur bodies in the pus. These are macroscopic and characteristic. While organized bodies in various pathologic ...

Google previewEquine Dermatology (2010)

by Danny W. Scott, William H. Miller Jr.

ACTINOMYCOSIS. Actinomycosis is an infectious, suppurative to pyogranulomatous disease caused by Actinomyces species. Cause. and. Pathogenesis. Actinomycosis is worldwide in distribution. Actinomyces spp. are normal inhabitants of ...

Google previewInfections of the Head and Neck (2012)

by David Schlossberg

Actinomycosis is a common cause of this form of osteomyelitis of the jaws. Treatment of osteomyelitis of the jaws is complicated by the presence of teeth and persistent exposure to the oral environment. Antibiotic therapy needs to be prolonged ...

Google previewEndodontics (2014)

Principles and Practice by Mahmoud Torabinejad, Richard E. Walton, Ashraf Fouad

Apical actinomycosis is a pathologic entity caused by some Actinomyces species and P. propionicum and is the main example of an extraradicular infection supposedly independent of the intraradicular infection (Figure 3.8). However, there is ...

Google previewCollected Papers of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation (1922)

by Mayo Clinic

LABORATORY METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS The chief diagnostic finding in actinomycosis is the presence of so-called sulphur bodies in the pus. These are macroscopic and characteristic. While organized bodies in various pathologic ...

Google previewTransactions of the Minnesota State Medical Association (1916)

by Minnesota State Medical Association

Actinomycosis is a somewhat rare infection, which is often overlooked, or at least is diagnosed quite late. Actinomycosis is due to an anaerobic organism, which appears in pus or tissue as a small, light-yellow, seed-like body. Under the ...

Google previewDermatology (2012)

by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Julie V. Schaffer

Actinomycosis is a subacute or chronic bacterial infection characterized by suppurating abscesses, granulomatous inflammation and sinus formation. Actinomyces israelii, an anaerobic or microaerophilic Grampositive, non-acid-fast ...

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