Actinomycotic osteomyelitis of the skull and atlas with late dissemination - A case of transient neurosurgical syndrome

J. P. Vannier, G. Schaison, B. George, I. Casin

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Abstract

Actinomycosis of the skull and/or the vertebral colum is extremely rare in previously healthy children and its diagnosis is difficult. A case is reported here involving the occipital bone and the atlas. The disease had started 4 years before diagnosis and presented as a neurosurgical affection in a 13-year-oldgirl. The disease spread towards the retropharyngeal space and probably disseminated to the liver and the lung. Actinomyces israeli grew from cultures. Antibiotic treatment was successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume145
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986

Keywords

  • Actinomycosis atlas osteomyelitis
  • Retropharyngeal abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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