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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2006, Article ID 69020, 2 pages
Case Report

Pelvic Actynomyces Infection: Report of Two Cases Occurred in the Hospital of San José

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital of San José, Bogotá, Colombia

Received 27 April 2006; Accepted 5 June 2006

Copyright © 2006 Sergio Urbina et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The actynomyces infection is a rare cause of chronic pelvic inflammation, which can be manifested in multiple ways. It is caused by the actynomyces bacteria, usually by the israelii type, which can be a part of the normal flora of the genital tract in patients who use intrauterine device (IUD). There is a discussion about the importance of considering this infection disease as part of the differential diagnosis in patients using the IUD, with atypical manifestations and bizarre presentation of infections of the genital tract, severe pelvic adherent syndromes, tubo-ovarian complexes (abscesses) barely symptomatic, and in the case of intraoperatory suspicion of pelvic carcinomatosis among others.