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Unformatted text preview: Actinomyces &
A.naeslundii; Gram positive;
sulfur Related to decay
peridentitis peridentitis ACTINOMYCES
Anaerobic, filamentous, gram positive bacillus • Exhibit true branching “Mykes” – Greek for “fungus”
Thought by early microbiologist to be fungi because of:
Disease they cause Clinical specimens:Actinomycosis-pus
Not highly virulent (Opportunist) • Component of Oral Flora Periodontal pockets
Tonsilar crypts • Take advantage of injury to penetrate mucosal barriers Coincident infection
Actinomycosis A chronic suppurative and granulomatous 肉肉肉
disease of the cervicofacial, thoracic or abdominal areas ACTINOMYCOSIS
Form indurated masses with fibrous walls and central loculations with pus
• Pus c...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.
- Fall '11