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 bovis is a symbiotic inhabitant of oral mucosa that gains access through the abrading and penetrating injury to buccal mucosa and dental alveoli.
The smear of pus was stained with Gram's stain and revealed presence of rod shaped gram positive, Actinomyces bovis that showed club like rosettes microscopically (Fig.
Actinomycosis is a bacterial disease characterized by a classical rarefying mandibular osteomyelitis The disease is commonly known as 'lumpy jaw' in bovines and is caused by Gram-positive, branching filamentous organism Actinomyces bovis. It is an obligatory organism on the mucous membranes of oropharynx and predisposition to osteitis seems invariably to occur through direct extension of infection from gums, presumably following injury or as a complication of periodontitis of other causes (Jubb et al., 1993).