oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Concomitant infection of the large bowel by actinomyces and ent. Histolytica

Volume 31, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



This article descriptionbes a case of concomitant infection of the bowel by both actinomyces and Ent. Histolytica. It is surprising to see these common commensals of the gas trointestial tract to invade the gut at the same time. It is possible that due to some local changes in the bowel or some change in the virulence of the amoeba, it invaded the colon first and infection by actinomyces was secondary. It is also conceivable that a transient acute immune deficiency state in the patient led both these organisms to invade the gut simultaneously.

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