Overview

Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare bacterial lung infection. It is also known as thoracic actinomycosis. It is not contagious.This condition mainly affects people between 30 and 60 years old. It occurs more often in men than in women. Treatment is[read article]

Tests for Pulmonary Actinomycosis

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A lung needle biopsy is used to gather a piece of lung tissue for testing and examination. It is often used to diagnose an irregular area of tissue in or around the...  More
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In order to expand, your lungs have a small amount of potential space inside your rib cage. The lungs are also protected by two membranes, called the pleura. One of...  More
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A lung needle biopsy is used to gather a piece of lung tissue for testing and examination. It is often used to diagnose an irregular area of tissue in or around the...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Brochoscopy is a simple medical procedure. It is used to see inside the lungs. Bronchoscopy can be combined with a procedure to collect pieces of lung tissue. This ...  More
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A pleural fluid Gram stain is a laboratory test performed on fluid extracted from the area in the chest cavity outside of the lung. This area typically contains abo...  More
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Actinomycetes Culture
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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Between the lungs and the chest wall there is a small space called the pleural space. This space typically contains approximately four teaspoons of fluid. Certain c...  More
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When you develop a respiratory tract infection or experience a lung-related disorder, a thick, mucus-like substance known as sputum is produced in the lungs. This s...  More
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A skin culture is used to test for germs that affect yourskin, fingernails,ortoenails. A skin culture might be called a mucosal culture if it involves the mucosa me...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Thoracoscopy
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Respiratory System Examination
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Pulmonary Actinomycosis

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Bronchoscopy with Drainage of Lung Abscess
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Between the lungs and the chest wall there is a small space called the pleural space. This space typically contains approximately four teaspoons of fluid. Certain c...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Pulmonary Actinomycosis

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Drainage of Pleural Cavity
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Prescribed Medications for Pulmonary Actinomycosis

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PENICILLIN G (pen i SILL in G) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dent...  More
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MINOCYCLINE (mi noe SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops the growth of some bacteria. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like acne, respirat...  More
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