• Two patients with intrathoracic actinomycosis were examined. One child was asymptomatic and had a slowly expanding lesion in the left upper lobe. The other child had a chronic illness with back pain, weight loss, amenorrhea, and a posterior mediastinal mass. Establishing the cause of these lesions and making the distinction between a neoplastic process and infection were particularly difficult in both cases. Intrathoracic actinomycosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary and mediastinal mass lesions.
(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:336-339)
Spinola SM, Bell RA, Henderson FW. Actinomycosis: A Cause of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Mass Lesions in Children. Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(4):336–339. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130280026009
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