Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 2, P543-556 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.03.007 View full text
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Abdu A. Sharkawy

Abstract: Cervicofacial actinomycosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of any soft tissue swelling in the head and neck region, particularly if malignancy or a granulomatous disease is suspected. The diagnosis often is overlooked because of this entity's ability to mimic other conditions. Mandibular osteomyelitis also is underappreciated by many clinicians in their assessment of head and neck infections. Most cases are traced to an odontogenic source, with periapical tooth abscess and posttraumatic or su…

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