Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2014 / Article

Clinico-Pathologic Conferences | Open Access

Volume 21 |Article ID 841480 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/841480

Smaranda Gliga, Mathilde Devaux, Marine Gosset Woimant, Dominique Mompoint, Christian Perronne, Benjamin Davido, "Actinomyces graevenitzii Pulmonary Abscess Mimicking Tuberculosis in a Healthy Young Man", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 21, Article ID 841480, 3 pages, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/841480

Actinomyces graevenitzii Pulmonary Abscess Mimicking Tuberculosis in a Healthy Young Man

Abstract

Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare disease that is often misdiag-nosed as tuberculosis or lung cancer. Actinomyces graevenitzii is a relatively new recognized Actinomyces species isolated from various clinical samples. The authors report a case of pulmonary actinomycosis caused by A graevenitzii. A computed tomography examination revealed an excavated consolidation in the middle right lobe of a previously healthy young man who presented with a long history of moderate cough. Cultures of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary abscess caused by A gravenitzii. At the three-month follow-up consultation and, after six weeks of high-dose amoxicillin, the pulmonary lesion had completely disappeared.

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