Cutaneous actinomycosis and long-term management through using oral and topical antibiotics: A case report

  • Ali Hassan Najmi | Ph.ddali@gmail.com College of Pharmacy, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Ibrahim Hassan Najmi Department of Dermatology, Khamis Mushayt General Hospital, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia.
  • Mosa Mohmmed Hassan Tawhari Pharmaceutical Care Services, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khadija Hafed Sawadi College of Pharmacy, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khaled Ahamed Hassan Khbrani Pharmaceutical Care Services, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Fawaz Hadi Tawhari College of Pharmacy, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Mohammed Abdu Tawhari Pharmaceutical Care Services, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Majed Hassan Mathkur Pharmaceutical Care Services, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khalid Mohammed Al-attas Department of Dermatology, King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

Actinomycosis is a subacute or chronic suppurative bacterial infection which caused because of filamentous gram-positive, anaerobic to microaerophilic nonacid fast bacilli primarily of the genus Actinomyces that normally colonize the mouth, colon, and vagina. Primary cutaneous actinomycosis is a rare entity and is generally associated with trauma. A 61- year-old Yemeni male firstly presented to the surgical department in King Fahd Central Hospital with multiple swelling, petted lesions and boring of sensation in the right foot. Local examination showed multiple erythematous nodules and plaques with discharge in the right leg, and active sinus was not determined.

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2018-12-04
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Case Reports
Keywords:
Actinomycosis, Actinomyces, Gram-positive bacteria
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Najmi, A., Najmi, I., Tawhari, M., Sawadi, K., Khbrani, K., Tawhari, F., Tawhari, M., Mathkur, M., & Al-attas, K. (2018). Cutaneous actinomycosis and long-term management through using oral and topical antibiotics: A case report. Clinics and Practice, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2018.1102