What is actinomycosis?
A person with actinomycosis has a rare infection, caused by Actinomyces bacteria, which are present normally in the nose, mouth, throat, and intestine. Actinomycosis infection in the lung is called pulmonary actinomycosis.
What are the symptoms of actinomycosis?
Actinomycosis infections tend to form abscesses, which are walled-off collections of pus. Pus is made up of infected tissue and white blood cells. Actinomycosis may occur in the face, jaw, neck, lung, or abdomen.
How does the doctor treat actinomycosis?
Actinomycosis may require long-term treatment with antibiotics. Some lesions may require incision and drainage. With early treatment, the infection resolves completely.
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