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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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
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