Photoclinic: Actinomycosis in a Young Boy
November 01, 2006
A 9-year-old Hispanic boy, previously in good health, was admitted for evaluation of chronic right cervical adenopathy. The node had been present for about 6 weeks. The patient was initially taken to his primary medical doctor and given dicloxacillin, but there was no improvement. The patient reported no fever, sore throat, travel history, or animal exposure. He and his parents denied contact with any persons with tuberculosis. During the past year, the patient had undergone extensive dental work for excessive caries.