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What is Actinomycosis?

What is Actinomycosis?

  • Actinomycosis: An infection that results from the bacteria sp. Actinomyces.
  • Actinomycosis: Infections with bacteria of the genus ACTINOMYCES.
    Source - Diseases Database

Actinomycosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Actinomycosis, or a subtype of Actinomycosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Actinomycosis: Introduction

Types of Actinomycosis:

Broader types of Actinomycosis:

How serious is Actinomycosis?

Complications of Actinomycosis: see complications of Actinomycosis

What causes Actinomycosis?

Causes of Actinomycosis: see causes of Actinomycosis
Risk factors for Actinomycosis: see risk factors for Actinomycosis

What are the symptoms of Actinomycosis?

Symptoms of Actinomycosis: see symptoms of Actinomycosis

Complications of Actinomycosis: see complications of Actinomycosis

Can anyone else get Actinomycosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Actinomycosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Actinomycosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Actinomycosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Actinomycosis: see treatments for Actinomycosis

Society issues for Actinomycosis


Hospitalization statistics for Actinomycosis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Actinomycosis:

  • 0.0006% (71) of hospital consultant episodes were for actinomycosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for actinomycosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for actinomycosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for actinomycosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for actinomycosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Actinomycosis

Main name of condition: Actinomycosis

Class of Condition for Actinomycosis: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Actinomycosis:

Actinomyces israelii

Actinomyces israeli, Actinomyces israelii Source - Diseases Database

Actinomycetes, Canaliculitis, Keratoactinomycosis, Actinomycetales infection, Canaliculitis, Keratoactinomycosis, Actinomycetales infection, Actinomyces israelii, Actinomycetes
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Actinomycosis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Actinomycosis:

 

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