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February 1976

Actinomycosis of the Face and Neck

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department (Drs Fradis, Zisman, and Podoshin) and the Bacteriological Department (Dr Wellisch), Rothschild Municipal Government Hospital and the Aba Khoushy School of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(2):87-89. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780070065006

• Cervical actinomycosis is a rare condition. During the last six years, five patients were hospitalized in our department, suffering from swelling in the region of the face and neck that was identified bacteriologically as Actinomyces israelii.

Soft tumors of the head and neck that do not respond to common antibiotic therapy should arouse the suspicion of actinomycosis.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:87-89, 1976)