Pulmonary Actinomycosis Overview
What is pulmonary actinomycosis?
A person with pulmonary actinomycosis has a rare bacterial lung infection. This infection is caused by Actinomyces bacteria, which are present normally in the nose, mouth, throat, and intestine.
What are the symptoms of pulmonary actinomycosis?
Symptoms of pulmonary actinomycosis includes draining sinuses, lethargy, night sweats, chest pain when taking a deep breath, weight loss, fever and shortness of breath.
How does the doctor treat pulmonary actinomycosis?
Treatment for pulmonary actinomycosis includes intravenous penicillin medication take for 4-6 weeks followed by several months of oral penicillin.
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