Thoracic Actinomycosis in Childhood

Neville Golden, Harris Cohen, Jay Weissbrot, Stuart Silverman

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Abstract

A 14-year-old boy presenting with a chest wall mass, pulmonary infiltrate, and scoliosis was found to have thoracic actinomycosis with distal vertebral involve ment. Review of the medical literature for the past 25 years revealed only 23 other pediatric cases of thoracic actinomycosis. Clinical, standard radiological, and microbiological findings can be nonspecific. The diagnosis is dependent on a high index of suspicion. A long course of penicillin is the treatment of choice. Body computed tomography is a useful diagnostic aid and is helpful also in evaluating response to therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-650
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Actinomycosis
Thorax
Scoliosis
Thoracic Wall
Penicillins
Tomography
Pediatrics
Lung
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Golden, N., Cohen, H., Weissbrot, J., & Silverman, S. (1985). Thoracic Actinomycosis in Childhood. Clinical Pediatrics, 24(11), 646-650. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992288502401113

Thoracic Actinomycosis in Childhood. / Golden, Neville; Cohen, Harris; Weissbrot, Jay; Silverman, Stuart.

In: Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 24, No. 11, 01.01.1985, p. 646-650.

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Golden, N, Cohen, H, Weissbrot, J & Silverman, S 1985, 'Thoracic Actinomycosis in Childhood', Clinical Pediatrics, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 646-650. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992288502401113
Golden, Neville ; Cohen, Harris ; Weissbrot, Jay ; Silverman, Stuart. / Thoracic Actinomycosis in Childhood. In: Clinical Pediatrics. 1985 ; Vol. 24, No. 11. pp. 646-650.
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