Actinomyces

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Actinomyces

[‚ak·tə·nō′mī·sēs]
(microbiology)
The type genus of the family Actinomycetaceae; anaerobic to facultatively anaerobic; includes human and animal pathogens.
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Actinomyces israelii was the first anaerobe to be implicated as a cause of vertebral osteomyelitis (18) and is the most frequently cited cause of anaerobic infection of the spine.
2,3) The specific etiologic agents include Actinomyces israelii, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces odontolyticus, and Actinomyces viscosus.
Actinomycosis is a chronic systemic fungal infection caused by Actinomyces israelii and related anaerobic filament.