Actinomycosis of the maxilla - a case report of a rare oral infection presenting in general dental practice

Crossman, Tim and Herold, J (2009) Actinomycosis of the maxilla - a case report of a rare oral infection presenting in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 206 (4). pp. 201-202. ISSN 0007-0610

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Abstract

Actinomycosis is a suppurative and often chronic bacterial infection most commonly caused by Actinomyces israelii. It is rare in dental practice. In the case reported the patient presented to his general dental practitioner complaining of a loose upper denture. This was found to be due to an actinomycotic infection which had caused extensive destruction and sequestration of the maxillary and nasal bones and subsequent deviation of the nasal septum.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK0501 Operative dentistry. Restorative dentistry
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 09:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43530
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