Actinomycosis | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features
•Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease.
Actinomycosis, nodules and sinus of the buccal mucosa.
Actinomycosis, abscess and draining sinus of the maxilla.
Actinomycosis, multiple nodules and sinus of the skin
•Oral lesions appear in the cervicofacial form of the disease, and present as an inflammatory, hard swelling that grows slowly (Fig. 1).
•Multiple abscesses and draining sinuses intraorally and on the skin
are common (Figs. 2,3
•New abscesses and sinuses may develop, while jaw and salivary gland
involvement is common.
•The tongue, buccal mucosa, gingiva, tonsils, and lips are the most common sites involved.
Category: Dental, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology