|تاریخ چاپ: 1399/08/02|
|Hand actinomycosis: a case report|
|Author(s):||Abbas Abdoli Tafti، Mansour Moghimi*|
Actinomycosis is a chronic, slowly progressive and suppurative infection, caused by actinomyces israeli and actinomyces gerenecseriae. limb involvement is not usual in this infection and limb amputation has been reported in a few cases. Here, we report a case of resistant right hand actinomycotic osteomyelitis of distal radius, carpal, and metacarpal bones in a 38-year-old woman, treated with various antibiotics, several debridement sessions, and amputation, finally. Imaging and pathological information are discussed and different medical and surgical treatment approaches are included. Taking a good history and timely diagnosis can lead to treating actinomycosis through medical and surgical treatments, if needed, before the catastrophic outcomes and amputation.
|Keywords:||actinomycosis، orthopedics، pathology|
|Article Type:||Case Report|
|Published:||Journal of Case Reports in Practice, Volume:7 Issue: 1, 2020|
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