European Journal of Therapeutics
Case Report

Actinomycosis involving the periapical region and mimicking a dentoalveolar abscess: An unusual presentation

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Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore, India

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Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore, India

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University Mangalore, India

Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 91-94
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.02017
Read: 779 Downloads: 524 Published: 03 September 2019

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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