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 has been constantly cited as a cause of endodontic treatment failure.
The most frequently reported is Actinomyces israelii and was first isolated in 1891 from a lung abscess.
Culture on 5% sheep blood agar media by Fortner's method was examined daily without disturbing the partial anaerobic condition which after 10 days yielded growth of Actinomyces israelii.
2 Achromobacter denitrificans 2 Achromobacter xylosoxidans 2 Acinetobacter baumannii 5 Acinetobacter lwoffii 1 Actinomyces israelii 1 Aeromonas hydrophila 1 Anaerobic diphtheroides 1 Anaerobic gram+ cocci 1 Bacillus sp.
We describe a case of PSO due to Actinomyces israelii and how ultrasonography (US).
1) Actinomyces israelii is the most common pathogenic species of this bacteria found in humans.
Salmonella, Klebsiella, Aspergillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Actinomyces israelii have also been reported as causal organisms of PSO [4,8,9].
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.