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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

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BITTENCOURT, José Augusto Ferreira et al. Actinomycosis simulating malignant large bowel obstruction. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2004, vol.8, n.2, pp. 186-189. ISSN 1678-4391.

We present a case of a 58 year old white male who entered the hospital with abdominal pain and developed large bowel obstruction, simulating malignant disease. Anatomopathological examination showed abdominal actinomycosis, a rare presentation of this disease.

Keywords : Actinomycosis; abdominal; bowel obstruction.

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