Published: 2019-12-23

A case of cervicofascial actinomycosis presenting as recurrent neck abscess

Pentapati Chaitanya


Actinomycosis is a slowly suppurative infection caused by Actinomyces sp. which are gram positive, facultative anaerobic, branching, acid-fast negative bacilli, belonging to the normal flora of the oropharyngeal cavity. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is uncommon. The diagnosis of cervicofacial actinomycosis is also challenging as high index of suspicion is required to clinch the diagnosis. We herein present a case of recurrent paratracheal abscess which was proven to be actinomycosis.


Actinomycosis, Neck abscess, Actinomyces sp.

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