Primary intracranial actinomycosis. Report of a case and review of the literature.

M. Salvati, P. Ciappetta, A. Raco, M. Artico, S. Artizzu

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Abstract

Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection that affects chiefly the cervico-oro-facial area, the abdomen and lungs. From these sites it may sometimes spread to the central nervous system. Extremely rare, and controversial, is the possibility of a primary infection of the central nervous system. We report an odd case of apparently primary brain abscess caused by Actinomyces israeli and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalZentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie
Volume52
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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