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Cervicofacial Actinomycosis and Tuberculosis Coinfection in a Patient Presenting With a Neck Mass: A Case Report

Abrashkin, Karen A. MD*; Caplivski, Daniel MD; Lee, Mikyung MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 370-371
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182099f99
Case Reports

A patient presented with an enlarged neck mass and was found to have human immunodeficiency virus, disseminated Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and a neck abscess with Actinomyces israelii, Haemophilus aphrophilus, and M. tuberculosis. To our knowledge, this is the first case of cervicofacial lymph node coinfection with Actinomyces and tuberculosis in the English literature.

From the Departments of *Internal Medicine and †Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Correspondence to: Karen A. Abrashkin, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.