Case report
Porto Biomed. J. 2017; 2(5): 174-175 doi: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.pbj.2017.03.002 (Published 3 April 2017)

Secondary peritonitis by Actinomyces odontolyticus

Vitor Neves Lopesa,*, Maria Jesus Dantasa,b, Paulo Andradeb,c, João Pinto-de-Sousaa,b

Department of Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, Portugal
*Corresponding author:
Accepted 8 March 2017
abstract
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infection and the non-recognition of this particular microorganism may led to a prolonged septic process and recurrent disease. We hereby present a case report of 53 years-old woman with a secondary peritonitis due to this microorganism and our option to perform a long course of penicillin derived antibiotics, after suture of a perforated gastric ulcer caused by a foreign body.
keywords
Abdominal actinomycosis; Actinomyces odontolyticus; Secondary peritonitis
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