American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Cervico-Facial Actinomycosis: Epidemiological and Clinical Comments

Silvia Tortorici, Francesco Burruano, Maria Lidia Buzzanca, Paolo Difalco, Cabibi Daniela and Maresi Emiliano

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2008.204.208

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 4, Issue 3

Pages 204-208

Abstract

In a retrospective investigation performed in the department of Surgical Odontostomatology of Palermo University Polyclinic from 1997-2006, the authors examined 12 cases of cervico-facial actinomycosis, taking into consideration age range, gender distribution, predisposing factors and symptoms. In concordance with reports in literature, they found that the disease was perimandibular in 65%, they also report the diagnostic methods and therapeutic approaches used in the study.

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© 2008 Silvia Tortorici, Francesco Burruano, Maria Lidia Buzzanca, Paolo Difalco, Cabibi Daniela and Maresi Emiliano. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.