EJMCR. 2018; 2(3): 104-107

Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report

Authors: Vishal Walasangikar, Priya Hira, Ameya Kulkarni, Amit Jain, Rajaram Sharma, Sumit Mitkar, Amrita Narang, Amit Dey.

ABSTRACT

Background: Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by an obligate anaerobic species from the genus Actinomyces. Case Presentation: We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman, who presented with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain since 2002. These bouts of abdominal pain increased in severity over the last 4 years, and the patient was subsequently diagnosed to have actinomycosis. Conclusion: Although intra-abdominal actinomycosis is very rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, particularly in any women using an intra-uterine device and presenting with abdominal pain or a pelvic mass. If actinomycosis is suspected preoperatively, appropriate handling and processing of cultures can increase the diagnostic yield and may save the patient from an extensive surgery.

Keywords:
Actinomycosis, CT (computerized tomography), granulomatous, fungal, IUCD (intra-uterine contraceptive device).


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Vishal Walasangikar
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Priya Hira
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, India
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Ameya Kulkarni
Department of Radiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India
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Amit Jain
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Rajaram Sharma
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Sumit Mitkar
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Amrita Narang
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Amit Dey

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Correspondence to:
Amit Dey. Department of Radiology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India; amit4kem@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 13 Jun 2018
Revised 12 Aug 2018
Accepted 18 Aug 2018
Published in print 12 Oct 2018

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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey. Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report. EJMCR. 2018; 2(3): 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey. Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report. EJMCR. 2018; 2(3): 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey. Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report. EJMCR. (2018), [cited October 18, 2018]; 2(3): 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey (2018) Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report. EJMCR, 2 (3), 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey. 2018. Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (3), 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey. "Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2 (2018), 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey. "Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2.3 (2018), 104-107. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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Vishal Walasangikar| Priya Hira| Ameya Kulkarni| Amit Jain| Rajaram Sharma| Sumit Mitkar| Amrita Narang| Amit Dey (2018) Recurrent pelvic actinomycosis: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (3), 104-107. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1528846967


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