Actinomycosis in differential diagnosis of cervicofacial mass: A case report

Actinomycosis is a rare soft tissue infection caused by Gram-positive, anaerobic bacteria. It is rarely seen in childhood. However, most of the cases are misdiagnosed. Thus, the true prevalence cannot be estimated. The major clinical forms of actinomycosis are; cervicofacial, thoracic, abdominal and pelvic forms. The most frequent clinical form is cervicofacial actinomycosis. Diagnosis of disease and differential diagnosis from numerous infectious and noninfectious diseases are very difficult. Cervicofacial actinomycos is not commonly thought of in the first step of the differential diagnosis of cervicofacial mass. We presented a 9-year old boy diagnosed with cervicofacial actinomycosis.

Servikofasiyal kitlenin ayırıcı tanısında aktinomikozis: Olgu sunumu

Aktinomikozis, gram pozitif anaerobik bakterinin neden olduğu, ender görülen bir yumuşak doku enfeksiyonudur. Bu enfeksiyon hastalığı çocukluk çağında oldukça ender görülür. Ancak, olguların çoğunluğunun yanlış tanı alması nedeni ile gerçek prevalensı bilinmemektedir. Aktinomikoz enfeksiyonun başlıca klinik formları, servikofasiyal, torasik, abdominal ve pelvik aktinomikozistir. Servikofasiyal aktinomikozis hastalığın en sık görülen klinik formudur. Gerek hastalığın tanısı, gerekse çeşitli enfeksiyon ya da enfeksiyon dışı hastalıklardan ayırıcı tanısı oldukça güçtür. Özellikle servikofasiyal aktinomikozis, servikofaiyal kitlelerin ayırıcı tanısında düşünülmemektedir. Bu yazıda, servikofasiyal aktinomikozis tanılı 9 yaşındaki erkek olgu sunuldu.

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