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Case Report  |   March 1990
Actinomycosis: an unusual complication following appendicitis
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Case Report   |   March 1990
Actinomycosis: an unusual complication following appendicitis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 1990, Vol. 90, 269. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.3.269
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 1990, Vol. 90, 269. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.3.269
Abstract

We present a report of a case of retroperitoneal actinomycosis 3 years after appendectomy for a ruptured appendix. Actinomycosis is an unusual infectious disease that occasionally occurs after enteric perforation. The literature is reviewed, and the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.