Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinomycosis: Overview

…ing bony involvement, especially in the case of cervicofacial actinomycosis. Eradication of an underlying dental source may enhance healing and prevent relapse. Surgical intervention to drain and eradicate loculated and scarred foci may be beneficial…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…itis, suppurative + 10.17.10B: Grains within an abscess = Actinomycosis A grain of actinomycosis is colored blue in its center and pink at its ray-like periphery by hematoxylin and eosin. 10.17.11A: Nodular dermatitis, suppurative + 10….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Subcutaneous Fat: Panniculitis

…dominate in loci, as in infections by bacteria, e.g., that of actinomycosis (Fig. 5.410 A&B), mycobacteria, e.g., that of leprosy in reaction (Fig. 5.411 A-D), and dimorphic fungi, e.g., that of aspergillosis (Fig. 5.412 A&B). A lobular panni…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Deep fungal infections

…ules that consist of myriad bacteria, in contrast to those of actinomycosis that are made up of countless filaments of bacteria that impart an appearance of rays to the periphery of the aggregations, in contrast to aggregations of eumycetoma that are…