A case of cervicofascial actinomycosis presenting as recurrent neck abscess


  • Pentapati Chaitanya Department of ENT, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka




Actinomycosis, Neck abscess, Actinomyces sp.


Actinomycosis is a slowly suppurative infection caused by Actinomyces sp. which are gram positive, facultative anaerobic, branching, acid-fast negative bacilli, belonging to the normal flora of the oropharyngeal cavity. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is uncommon. The diagnosis of cervicofacial actinomycosis is also challenging as high index of suspicion is required to clinch the diagnosis. We herein present a case of recurrent paratracheal abscess which was proven to be actinomycosis.

Author Biography

Pentapati Chaitanya, Department of ENT, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka

Assistant  Professor

Dept  of  Otorhinolaryngology

St John s Medical  college hospital



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