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Case Report
Actinomycosis involving the periapical region and mimicking a dentoalveolar abscess: An unusual presentation
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore, India  
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore, India  
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University Mangalore, India  
Gaziantep Med J 2017; 23: 91-94
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.02017
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Key Words: Actinomycosis, dento-alveolar abscess, polymicrobial infection
Abstract

Actinomycosis in the oral region is usually seen following surgery or odontogenic infection. It is a chronic suppurative and granulomatous infection which usually spreads into adjacent soft tissues without regard to tissue planes. These infections have decreased in number in the present days and are uncommon. The diagnosis is often missed or delayed because of general unfamiliarity with the disease. We hereby report a case of actinomycosis near angle of the mandible mimicking dento-alveolar abscess following extraction of third molar.

 

How to cite: Rao K, Babu SG, Shetty U, Castelino RL, Tilak G. Actinomycosis involving the periapical region and mimicking a dentoalveolar abscess: an unusual presentation. Eur J Ther 2017; 23(2): 91-4.

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