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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 225

Primary actinomycosis of hand


Department of Microbiology, M.K.C.G Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, Odisha, India

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Sanghamitra Padhi
Department of Microbiology, M.K.C.G Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur - 760 004, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-9175.145700

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Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease having the propensity for extension to the contagious tissue with the formation of multiple discharging sinus tracts. Primary actinomycosis of extremity is a very uncommon clinical entity and is commonly considered as a soft-tissue infection. We report here, a case of primary actinomycosis of the upper extremity in a 24-year-old male who was treated successfully with surgical excision and extended period of antimicrobial treatment.


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