Actinomycose-like infection by aggregatibacter actin).

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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History
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Klinger, 1912

Definition
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Infection of the skin by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemconcomitans, a Gram-negative immobile coccoid rod.

Pathogen
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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemconcomitans; detection by culture or by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry Can occur as a concomitant germ in actinomycosis, but also as the triggering pathogen of an infection

Clinical features
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The pathogen is known to cause severe gingivitis and periodontitis. Skin infections have become known as isolated cases. Chronic, ulcerated plaques or nodules of the skin are described, which appeared after banal injuries, especially in the extremities.

Therapy
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Cephalosporins over several moaates

Literature
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  1. Blöhme J et al (2014) Cutaneous infection with Aggregatibacter actinomycetemconcomitans. Dermatologist 65: 810-813
  2. Klinger R (1912) Studies on human actinomycosis. Central Bacteriol Microbiol Hyg 62: 191-200

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020