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Cervicofacial Actinomycosis in Children

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Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive, chronic, suppurative, granulomatous disease. The etiologic agents are Actinomyces spp. and cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominal actinomycosis are the primary clinical forms of the disease worldwide [1]. The cervicofacial illness is the most common form (50–70%); however, actinomycosis of oral and pelvic regions, the central nervous system (CNS), and metastatic foci to other sites are also reported [2].

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Şen, S., Arısoy, E.S., Starke, J.R. (2022). Cervicofacial Actinomycosis in Children. In: Cingi, C., Arısoy, E.S., Bayar Muluk, N. (eds) Pediatric ENT Infections. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80691-0_65

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