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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

Common risk factors in the development of actinomycosis include dental abscess, oral surgery, and facial trauma.

Risk Factors

Risk factors of actinomycosis include:[1][2]

Types Risk Factors
Cervicofacial actinomycosis
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Dental manipulation
Thoracic actinomycosis
Abdominal actinomycosis
Pelvic actinomycosis
  • Presence of IUD
CNS actinomycosis

References

  1. Knapman P (1985). "The long arm of the coroner". Med Leg J. 53 ( Pt 4): 206–21. doi:10.1177/002581728505300406. PMID 4094581.
  2. Smego RA (1987). "Actinomycosis of the central nervous system". Rev Infect Dis. 9 (5): 855–65. PMID 3317731.


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