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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31815c5e95
Case Reports

Primary Cutaneous Actinomycosis of the Scalp in a Child

Franklin, Jeremy Alan MD, FAAP*; Kordestani, Rouzbeh K. MD, MPH†; Regeuira, Osvaldo MD‡

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Abstract

Abstract: Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic suppurative bacterial infection. Clinical manifestations include cervicofacial, thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, and cutaneous forms. Primary cutaneous actinomycosis is extremely rare and is usually associated with external trauma. We report an unusual case of a 9-year-old boy who developed primary cutaneous actinomycosis of the scalp 5 years after cranial trauma.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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