Endobronchial actinomycosis caused by foreign-body aspiration

Alexandre R. Abreu, Souheil El-Chemaly, Debra P. Fertel

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We present a case of endobronchial actinomycosis secondary to foreign-body aspiration. The patient presented with a cough and a right middle lobe infiltrate that failed to resolve with antibiotic treatment. Flexible bronchoscopy identified an endobronchial mass, and biopsy revealed evidence of actinomycosis. Finally, a foreign body was identified and removed by rigid bronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-500
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Respiratory Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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