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Evaluation of actinomycosis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with actinomycosis of the face or neck may include:

Physical findings in those with actinomycosis of the lung include:

Physical findings in those with actinomycosis of the abdomen include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of actinomycosis. The diagnosis is confirmed by microscopic examination and culture of the fluid from the lungs, or from an abscess. Testing for actinomycosis depends on the location of the infection.

Tests that may be used to evaluate actinomycosis include:

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Last Updated: Nov 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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