J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017; 43(4): 282~285
Actinomyces: a deceptive infection of oral cavity
Rishi Thukral1, Kirti Shrivastav2, Vidhi Mathur3, Animesh Barodiya1, Saurabh Shrivastav4
1Department of Trauma and Emergency, All India Institute of Medical Science,
2Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridges, People’s Dental Academy,
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre,
4Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridges, RKDF Dental College, Bhopal, India
Rishi Thukral
Department of Trauma and Emergency, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rose 418 New Minal Residency J.K. Road, Bhopal 462023, India
TEL: +91-9406536836 FAX: +91-7592504445 E-mail: thukral_rishi@yahoo.co.in ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9592-7236
Received July 26, 2016; Revised September 30, 2016; Accepted October 19, 2016.; Published online August 31, 2017.
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Actinomycosis is an infrequent chronic infection regarded as the most misdiagnosed disease by experienced clinicians. The Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institute of Health has also listed this disease as a “rare disease.” This article presents a case report of actinomycosis of the alveolus with unusual clinical features but a successful resolution. It also states the importance of biopsy of deceptive inflammatory lesions that do not respond or recur after conventional treatment modalities.
Keywords: Actinomycosis, Alveolous, Mycoses, Oral cavity, Sulfur granules

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