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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Feb;27(2):165-9. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181598353.

Thoracic actinomycosis in children: case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA. allisonb@bcm.edu

Abstract

Thoracic actinomycosis is uncommon, indolent, and often not considered in children with chest wall masses, pneumonia, or empyema. We present a 27-month-old girl without risk factors for thoracic actinomycosis whose initial diagnosis was malignancy. She recovered completely after lobectomy, debridement, and antimicrobial therapy. Literature review since 1975 identified 54 additional cases; most were male, older, and had underlying risk factors.

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18174864
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10.1097/INF.0b013e3181598353
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