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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 526-528

Pulmonary actinomycosis in children: A prompt diagnosis can prevent surgery

Department of General Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, King Hamad University Hospital, Busaiteen, Bahrain

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Prince Raj
King Hamad University Hospital, Building 2345, Road 2835, Block 228, P. O. Box 24343, Busaiteen
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.jiaps_86_23

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Pulmonary actinomycosis is an extremely rare disease in children. The diagnosis is challenging as the clinical presentation and radiological investigations may be atypical. We report a case of a pulmonary lesion extending to the chest wall posing as a malignant lesion. Biopsy revealed colonies of Actinomyces. Antibiotic therapy resolved the mass. A rare diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis should be kept as a differential diagnosis of such a mass in children.


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