Aktinomykose diagnosticeret efter langvarig cancerudredning

Mie Ran Yoon, Niels Højlyng, Toke S. Barfod

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    We describe a prolonged diagnostic process of 7 months before an infection with Actinomyces species could be diagnosed. Initially, a malignant tumour of the pelvic area was suspected. The patient underwent 3 CT-scans, 4 ultrasound scans and 5 biopsies before the diagnosis was suspected. Only the fourth microbiological investigation could confirm the diagnosis. This case emphasizes the necessity of microbiological examination of biopsies, when a tumour is found and malignancy cannot be confirmed, and is a reminder of Actinomyces species as an important pathogen in such cases.

    Bidragets oversatte titelActinomyces diagnosed after prolonged clinical investigation focused on cancer
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    Udgave nummer7
    StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2010


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