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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2014;11(1):23-27.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2014.11.1.23    Published online December 18, 2018.
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Primary Cutaneous Actinomycosis of the Chest Region: two Case Reports
Ji-Na Lee, Minseok Cheon, Jae-Wang Kim
Correspondence:  Jae-Wang Kim,
Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic progressive, suppurative infection caused by an endogenous, anaerobic, gram-positive bacterium classified in the genus Actinomyces. This infection usually begins as a localized inflammatory mass with penetration of the overlying skin and formation of draining sinuses. Diagnosis depends upon the clinical presentation of non-tender subcutaneous nodules, abscesses, sinus and discharge followed by histopathological examination, which shows a diffuse mixed dermal infiltrate, microabscess, granulation tissue, fibrosis and characteristic sulfur granules. Primary cutaneous actinomycosis is an uncommon subtype with non-specific clinical symptoms, and thus requires a high index of clinical suspicion. We present here two cases of primary cutaneous actinomycosis of the chest region, which had been diagnosed through the skin biopsy.
Key Words: Primary Cutaneous, Actinomycosis
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