Thoracic vertebral actinomycosis: Actinomyces israelii and Fusobacterium nucleatum

Hitoshi Honda, Matthew J. Bankowski, Eric H.N. Kajioka, Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, Wesley Kim, Scott T. Gallacher

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Actinomyces spp. are considered rare pathogens in today's medicine, especially with thoracic vertebral involvement. Classic actinomycosis (50%) presents as an oral-cervicofacial ("lumpy jaw") infection. This report describes a case of spinal cord compression caused by Actinomyces israelii with the coisolation of Fusobacterium nucleatum. There are limited numbers of similar cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2009-2014
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 06-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)


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