Disseminated actinomycosis: Multisystem mimicry in primary care

Michael W Felz, Michael R. Smith

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Actinomycosis is an invasive, destructive infectious syndrome caused by Gram-positive, branching, filamentous bacteria in the order Actinomycetales. The principal agent of human infections is Actinomyces israelii. The authors report the case of a patient with disseminated actinomycosis with predominant orthopedic, dermatologic, and radiologic features mimicking several other illnesses and compare their findings with published cases in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-299
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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