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Title:
A case report on Actinomycosis of kidney in a child with recurrent abdominal pain
Authors:
Muhammad Salman, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Jawad
Published on:
2021-03-31
Journal Reference:
Volume 13 - Issue 1     Jan - Mar 2021
Pages:
67-69
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  ABSTRACT

Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial disease presenting as swelling with suppuration, abscess formation and tissue fibrosis. Most commonly involved areas are oral and cervico-facial regions. whereas abdominal and CNS involvement is rare. Abdomino-pelvic manifestations are only 10-20% of all Actinomycosis with difficulty in diagnosis due to tumor like conditions. Limited number of cases are reported in pediatric age group worldwide and no case reported in Pakistan till now. We are reporting a 05 years old girl with repeated history of fever, abdominal pain and weight loss whose imaging studies are in favor of renal tumor so underwent nephrectomy however histopathological studies reveal Actinomycosis. The objective of reporting the case is to consider the Actinomycosis among the differentials of abdominal mass and percutaneous drainage. The culture studies should be considered for diagnostic purposes.

Keywords:  Actinomycosis, Pediatrics, Renal involvement, Abdominal mass, Percutaneous drainage, Culture

How to Cite This:

Salman M, Akram M, Jawad M. A case report on Actinomycosis of kidney in a child with recurrent abdominal pain. Isra Med J. 2021; 13(1): 67-69.

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