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Unformatted text preview: ontains "Sulfur Granules" Gritty, yellow white Average diameter ­ 2mm Composed of mineralized “mycelial” mass Chronic infection • Form burrowing sinus tracts to skin or mucus membranes Discharge purulent material Actinomycosis - sulfur granule Actinomycosis Pulmonary Actinomycosis Pulmonary 15% of cases Aspiration of organism from the oropaharynx Slowly progressive process involving lung and pleura • May be mistaken for malignancy Chest pain, fever, wgt loss and hemoptysis Mycetoma Mycetoma ( 足足足足 Streptomyces species? Nocardiosis Nocardiosis Subcutaneous infections, pulmonary infections, and brain abscesses N. asteroides; N. brasiliensis Lab. Diagnosis Lab. Clinical Specimens:Sputum,Pus,Biopsy tissue Sulfamethoxazole­Trimethoprim...
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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.

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