oa South African Medical Journal - History of actinomycosis in South Africa : with additional records of aerobic actinomycosis

Volume 22, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The available records of actinomycotic infections in South Africa are cited. Brief clinical histories of a further eight patients found to be infected with aerobic Actinomyces are narrated, viz. one with otomycosis, three presenting subcutaneous abscesses, three empyema one of which was assocIated with tuberculosis and one with subcutaneous abscesses plus empyema. The xtent of the bacteriological investigation of the eight strains of aerobic Actinomyces isolated is descrIbed and their classification discussed. The results of pathogenicity tests are stated in brief.

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