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Actinomycotic infection

MedGen UID:
1733
Concept ID:
C0001261
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Actinomyces israeli; Actinomycetes; Actinomycosis; Anaerobic actinomyces infection; Canaliculitis; Keratoactinomycosis
SNOMED CT: Actinomycotic infection (11817007); Actinomycosis (11817007)
Modes of inheritance:
Not genetically inherited
MedGen UID:
988794
Concept ID:
CN307044
Finding
Source: Orphanet
clinical entity without genetic inheritance.
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0005631
Orphanet: ORPHA457095

Definition

A rare bacterial infectious disease characterized by a chronic granulomatous infection by <i>Actinomyces</i> species which are commensals in the human gastrointestinal and urogenital tract and oropharynx. Corresponding to the affected site, the disease presents as cervicofacial, respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, digestive tract, central nervous system, or cutaneous actinomycosis and leads to the formation of abscesses and fistulae in the respective region. [from ORDO]

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