Actinomyces species are part of the commensal flora of the mucous membranes of the oropharynx, gastrointestinal tract and female genital tract. Actinomyces europaeus is a short, nonmotile, facultative anaerobic rod first described in 1997, susceptible in vitro to a wide range of b-lactam antibiotics which are regarded as first choice. In this report we described the case of A. europaeus infection in a young female patient admitted to Intensive Care Unit and the possible damage of vascular endothelium due to a chronic progressive actinomycosis that at first involved neck soft tissue, then cervical lymphnodes, and finally extended to the vascular structure.

Neurological disease may precede lymphadenopathies in Actinomyces europaeus infection

Corcione, Silvia
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Curtoni, Antonio;Di Perri, Giovanni;De Rosa, Francesco G;Cavallo, Rossana
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2018

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Actinomyces species are part of the commensal flora of the mucous membranes of the oropharynx, gastrointestinal tract and female genital tract. Actinomyces europaeus is a short, nonmotile, facultative anaerobic rod first described in 1997, susceptible in vitro to a wide range of b-lactam antibiotics which are regarded as first choice. In this report we described the case of A. europaeus infection in a young female patient admitted to Intensive Care Unit and the possible damage of vascular endothelium due to a chronic progressive actinomycosis that at first involved neck soft tissue, then cervical lymphnodes, and finally extended to the vascular structure.
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Actinomyces; Actinomycosis; Intensive care unit; Neurological symptoms; Vascular infections; Vasculitis
Corcione, Silvia; Curtoni, Antonio; Paolucci, Ivana A; Di Perri, Giovanni; De Rosa, Francesco G; Cavallo, Rossana
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