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Subsequently, thoracotomy and partial decortication of the lesion were performed. Endobronchial actinomycosis is a rare entity related to the aspiration of a foreign body.

The progressive detachment of colonies of actinomyces from their nest aggravates the distal pneumonic consolidation with subsequent formation of abscesses [ 12 ].

We report the case of a patient with severe asthma and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia CEPwith a diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis. In acfinomicosis study by Bonnefond et al. Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare bacterial disease. Subscriber If you already have your login data, please click here.

Although consolidation is usually segmental in distribution at the time of diagnosis, it can replace an entire lobe at a later stage. J Emerg Med ; Translators working for the Journal are in charge of the corresponding translations.

Actinomicosis pulmonar; enfisema broncógeno; plétora abdominal; espondil oartrosis.

The patient responded well to omalizumab treatment, with no recurrence of asthma or pulmonary infiltrates, and the corticosteroids could be gradually tapered until they were discontinued. The diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis is particularly difficult since it is an obligate anaerobic that must be carefully actinomiocsis from clinical samples.


It is a chronic, non-contagious, suppurative infection caused by microorganisms from actinommicosis genus Actinomyces. Clin Infect Dis, 26pp. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Bacteriological studies of bronchial secretion did not report pathogenic bacteria and pleural fluid were negative Ziehl-Neelsen, KOH, ADA, cytopathology.

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However, in the form of lung mass is actinomicosi uncommon. A Pulmonary tissue with altered architecture; B Grocott staining, azurophil granules of filamentous bacteria are observed; C Intraalveolar hemorrhage is seen with intrabronchial evidence of filamentous bacteria granules.

These are Gram-positive, filamentous, branched bacilli. In most studies, the diagnosis of actinomycosis was confirmed by the Histological visualization of colonies of actinomyces surrounded by necrotic mass, suppuration and inflammatory cells. BMC Infect Dis, 13pp. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs?

We decided to present this case given the varied catinomicosis presentation of this entity, which can simulate a banal infection or a neoplasm, and its rare location. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Pulmonary actinomycosis with eosinophilia masquerading as malignancy in an omalizumab treated adult asthmatic. These manuscripts contain updated topics with a major clinical or conceptual relevance in modern medicine. Chest tomography showed heterogeneous lesion in the right lung lobe compatible with the process Pneumonic so he received antibiotic treatment that he did not need and that would have temporarily improved his symptomatology Figure 1.


The diagnosis of thoracic actinomycosis can be clinically established, although this is particularly difficult. Actinomycosis is a chronic infectious disease usually caused by Actinomyces israelii, characterized by suppuration and formation of fistulas by which it drains pus with yellowish white granules.

Manuscripts will be submitted electronically using the following web actinomicozis Se continuar a navegar, consideramos que aceita o seu uso. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: The differential diagnosis of actinomycosis includes necrotic lung cancer, tuberculosis, semi-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and other subacute necrotizing bacterial pneumonia [ 12 ].

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Therefore, the submission of manuscripts written in either Spanish or English is welcome. Sputum culture is a low-yield procedure for diagnosis, since A. The treatment with crystalline penicillin was modified showing improvement, was discharged and control appointments. This patient, unlike ours, reported asthenia, anorexia and weight loss, so in view of persistent infiltrate that did not respond to antibiotics and squamous metaplasia in the biopsy, a lobectomy was performed.