Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
RAMOS, Maria Isabela Alves et al. Actinomycosis affecting the spinal cord: a case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.4, pp. 535-537. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822012000400026.
Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic, suppurative, granulomatous infection caused by a group of gram-positive anaerobic bacteria belonging to the natural flora of the oral cavity and gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts. It may involve several organs. This case study refers to pulmonary actinomycosis with chest wall involvement and cord compression in a 29-year-old male who presented with fever, cough, hemoptysis, neck pain, and paresis and plegia of the lower limbs of 5-month duration.
Keywords : Actinomycosis; Lung; Chest wall.