Actinomycosis

Last updated: Friday, 16, July, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Aspirated pusĀ for micrscopy (including microscopy for characteristic sulphur granules) and culture should be transported to the laboratory without delay.

Biopsy - histology including Gram stain, culture (especially anaerobic).

Common sites of involvement

Disseminated

Blood culture

Cervicofacial

Thoracic

Abdominal

Pelvic

Central nervous system