[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
November 1938

Le traitement radiologique de l'actinomycose.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(5):901. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180160180017

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This excellent summary of the radiologic management of actinomycosis describes the results of treatment of 52 patients observed since 1915 in Radiumhemmet, in the Roentgen Institute of the Serafimer Hospital and in the private practice of Dr. G. Forssell. The following lesions were encountered: those of the face and neck in 31 patients, of the abdomen in 13, of the thorax in 3, of the skin in 2, of the genital region in 1 and of undetermined origin in 2. The form of treatment has varied, but currently it consists of roentgen therapy, the application of molded plaques containing radium needles or exposure to a radium bomb, or téleradium. In this series of cases these various technics were employed singly or in diverse combinations. Roentgen therapy was effected by repeated exposures, totaling one skin erythema dose, daily or on alternate days over a period of from three to twelve days.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview