Advances in Contraception

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 167–171 | Cite as

Ovarian actinomycosis during first-trimester pregnancy

  • A. G. de Clercq
  • J. Bogaerts
  • M. Thiery
  • G. Claeys


A case of actinomycotic ovarian abscess ruptured during early gestation and related to IUD use is reported. The patient was treated by antibiotic therapy and oophorectomy. Further evolution of the pregnancy was irrelevant.


Public Health Antibiotic Therapy Actinomycosis Early Gestation Ovarian Abscess 
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Cet article décrit le cas d'un abcès actinomycétique ovarien qui avait éclaté au début de la période de gestation et qui était lié à l'utilisation d'un DIU. Cette patiente a suivi un traitement thérapeutique aux antibiotiques et a subi une ovariectomie. La grossesse a par la suite évolué sans incidents.


Se presenta un caso de abceso ovárico actinomicótico relacionado con el uso de DIU. La paciente fue tratada con antibióticos y ooforectomía. La evolución del embarazo no sufrió alteraciones.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. de Clercq
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Bogaerts
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Thiery
    • 3
    • 4
  • G. Claeys
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyCentral HospitalKigaliRepublic of Rwanda
  2. 2.Department of BacteriologyCentral HospitalKigaliRepublic of Rwanda
  3. 3.Department of ObstetricsUniversity HospitalGentBelgium
  4. 4.Department of BacteriologyUniversity HospitalGentBelgium

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