Actinomycosis epidemiology and demographics
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In 1970, the annual incidence of actinomycosis was estimated to be 1 per 300,000. Since then it's incidence has been declined due to the widespread use of antibiotics following dental surgeries. Actinomycosis is commonly found between 4th to 6th decade of life and very rare in infants and children. Males are more commonly affected by actinomycosis than females.
Epidemiology and Demographics
- Actinomycosis is a rare disease, and not all cases gets reported.
- Estimating its annual incidence is difficult because, most of the infections are are not diagnosed and are treated empirically
- Widespread use of antibiotics following dental surgeries also lead to its decreased incidence.
- In 1970, its annual incidence was 1 per 300,000.
Actinomycosis is commonly found between 4th to 6th decade of life and very rare in infants and children
Males are more commonly affected by actinomycosis than females.
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