Two cases ofActinomyces pyogenes infection in humans

  • M. Drancourt
  • O. Oulès
  • V. Bouche
  • Y. Peloux


Few confirmed human cases ofActinomyces pyogenes infection have been reported partly because of inadequate identification of this bacterium. In this study, two new cases are reported with emphasis on the characteristics which are relevant for identification of the isolates. A review of previously reported cases is presented.


Internal Medicine Human Case Inadequate Identification 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Drancourt
    • 1
  • O. Oulès
    • 2
  • V. Bouche
    • 3
  • Y. Peloux
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de BactériologieHôpital Timone, Boulevard Jean MoulinMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de BiologieCentre Hospitalier du PuyLe Puyen-VelayFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de BiologieCentre HospitalierSaint VallierFrance

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