Limits...
Primary actinomycosis of hand.

Padhi S, Dash M, Turuk J, Sahu R, Panda P - Adv Biomed Res (2014)

Bottom Line: Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease having the propensity for extension to the contagious tissue with the formation of multiple discharging sinus tracts.Primary actinomycosis of extremity is a very uncommon clinical entity and is commonly considered as a soft-tissue infection.We report here, a case of primary actinomycosis of the upper extremity in a 24-year-old male who was treated successfully with surgical excision and extended period of antimicrobial treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, M.K.C.G Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, Odisha, India.

ABSTRACT
Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease having the propensity for extension to the contagious tissue with the formation of multiple discharging sinus tracts. Primary actinomycosis of extremity is a very uncommon clinical entity and is commonly considered as a soft-tissue infection. We report here, a case of primary actinomycosis of the upper extremity in a 24-year-old male who was treated successfully with surgical excision and extended period of antimicrobial treatment.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Dorsal aspect of hand showing swelling and multiple sinuses
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4260285&req=5

Figure 1: Dorsal aspect of hand showing swelling and multiple sinuses

Mentions: A 27-year-old male patient presented as multiple fistulas along with pain and swelling of the left hand since 2 years. He was a daily laborer and remembered a history of trauma to his hand around 2 years ago. He received different antibiotics but was left without cure. There was no history of any immunodeficiency or underlying disease. Physical examination was normal except a swelling in the left hand that extended from wrist to metacarpophalangeal joint of all the fingers, along with multiple discharging sinuses at the dorsal and palmar aspects of the hand [Figures 1 and 2]. The discharge was scanty and purulent with an offensive odor. The swelling was immobile in all directions and was fixed to the underlying structures. The movement at the metacarpophalangeal joint was restricted.


Primary actinomycosis of hand.

Padhi S, Dash M, Turuk J, Sahu R, Panda P - Adv Biomed Res (2014)

Dorsal aspect of hand showing swelling and multiple sinuses
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4260285&req=5

Figure 1: Dorsal aspect of hand showing swelling and multiple sinuses
Mentions: A 27-year-old male patient presented as multiple fistulas along with pain and swelling of the left hand since 2 years. He was a daily laborer and remembered a history of trauma to his hand around 2 years ago. He received different antibiotics but was left without cure. There was no history of any immunodeficiency or underlying disease. Physical examination was normal except a swelling in the left hand that extended from wrist to metacarpophalangeal joint of all the fingers, along with multiple discharging sinuses at the dorsal and palmar aspects of the hand [Figures 1 and 2]. The discharge was scanty and purulent with an offensive odor. The swelling was immobile in all directions and was fixed to the underlying structures. The movement at the metacarpophalangeal joint was restricted.

Bottom Line: Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease having the propensity for extension to the contagious tissue with the formation of multiple discharging sinus tracts.Primary actinomycosis of extremity is a very uncommon clinical entity and is commonly considered as a soft-tissue infection.We report here, a case of primary actinomycosis of the upper extremity in a 24-year-old male who was treated successfully with surgical excision and extended period of antimicrobial treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, M.K.C.G Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, Odisha, India.

ABSTRACT
Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease having the propensity for extension to the contagious tissue with the formation of multiple discharging sinus tracts. Primary actinomycosis of extremity is a very uncommon clinical entity and is commonly considered as a soft-tissue infection. We report here, a case of primary actinomycosis of the upper extremity in a 24-year-old male who was treated successfully with surgical excision and extended period of antimicrobial treatment.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus