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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SUMMARY: Actinomyces infection (actinomycosis) may create diagnostic conflicts and be confused with malignant neoplasms, especially in the abdomen.
Actinomyces naeslundii lung infection diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction coupled with electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry.
Blood cultures revealed Fusobacterium nucleatum, but we suspected mixed infection with Actinomyces species based on the histopathological findings.
In this study, we investigated the antimicrobial activity of capsaicin against the growth and biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus sanguis, to expect to provide a promising method and idea for clinical caries prevention.
Breeding colonies were identified with conventional methods and Vitek MS (bioMerieux, France) system as Actinomyces neuii.
Actinomyces gerencseriae hip prosthesis infection: a case report.
Actinomyces in the etiology of recurrent tonsillitis and obstructive tonsillar hypertrophy: Answer from a histopathologic point of view.
Gram-positive bacteria Gram-negative bacteria Streptococcus mutans Prevotella melaninogenica Streptococcus sanguis Fusobacterium nucleatum Lactobacillus acidophilus Porphyromonas endodontalis Actinomyces israelii Porphyromonas gingivalis Peptostreptococcus micros Table 2.
However, there are also independent extraradicular infections, such as apical actinomycoses, caused by Actinomyces spp.
The species was originally known as Corynebacterium pyogenes and Actinomyces pyogenes and then as Arcanobacterium pyogenes.
Actinomyces is a bacterium that resides commensally on mucosal surfaces of the oral, gastrointestinal, and genital tracts.