Incidence of Actinomyces israelli and actinomycosis in patients indentified from throat swabs, sputum, pus and resected tissues

Chakravarty, S.C.; Hodarkar, J.M.; Fernandez, J. and Damodran, V.N. (1980) Incidence of Actinomyces israelli and actinomycosis in patients indentified from throat swabs, sputum, pus and resected tissues. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 27 (1). pp. 7-12.

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Abstract

A systematic prospective study in actinoniycosis was conducted with a view to determine the presence of Actinomyces israelii (A. israelii) in samples of different specimens as also the number of patients who had Actinomycosis. Pus was positive by culture for A. israelii in one and positive by smear and histopathology in 1. Sputum (tuberculous) was positive repeatedly for A. israelii by smear and culture in 2. Throat swab was positive for. A israelii in one normal person. Three (3%) of resected tonsils in patients were positive for A. israelii by culture. Two patients with Actinomycolic rryceloma of foot caused by A. israelii, were almost cured with massive doses of penicillin injection. Two (1,6%) patients had Actinomycosis of lung along with pulmonary tuberculosis. They were treated with massive doses of Penicillin injection along with antituberculous drugs and were cured

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Actinomyces israelii, Actinomycosis, Pus, Sputum, Throat, Culture, Resected Tissue, Penicillin injection, Antituberculous drugs
Subjects:Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring > Lactams
Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Respiratory System > Pharynx
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Incidence
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections
Organic Chemicals > Amides > Lactams
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Infection > Suppuration
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2089
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:01 May 2007

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