Case Report

Pulmonary Actinomycosis Presenting as a Mass-Like Consolidation

Authors: Hesham El Ghannam, MD, Chunxue Bai, MD, Renli Qiao, MD, PhD


Pulmonary actinomycosis presented as a mass-like consolidation. The diagnosis was not established until clinical suspicion prompted special staining of the pathology material. Response to antibiotics was facilitated by a removal of the airway plug through bronchoscopy. Airway obstruction may contribute to the prolonged medical treatment of pulmonary actinomycosis.

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