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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Ganti M.B.B.S. [2]

Overview

Patients with actinomycosis are usually well-appearing. Physical examination reveals combination of several non-specific findings.

Physical Examination

The physical examination findings of actinomycosis are are mostly nonspecific and are described according to the organ involved [1]

Vital Signs

Oral cavity

Lymph nodes

Neck

Cardiovascular system

Lungs

Findings consistent with parenchymal consolidation such as

Abdominal

Skin

Genitourinary system

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Nervous system examination

References

  1. Valour F, Sénéchal A, Dupieux C, Karsenty J, Lustig S, Breton P, Gleizal A, Boussel L, Laurent F, Braun E, Chidiac C, Ader F, Ferry T (2014). "Actinomycosis: etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and management". Infect Drug Resist. 7: 183–97. doi:10.2147/IDR.S39601. PMC 4094581. PMID 25045274.


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