Actinomyces odontolyticus thoracopulmonary infections: Two cases in lung and heart-lung transplant recipients and a review of the literature

Ali G. Bassiri, Reda E. Girgis, James Theodore

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Abstract

We present the first ease of mediastinitis and the third ease of pneumonia attributed to Actinomyces odontolyticus. The first patient presented 10 months after single-lung transplant with a subacute apical infiltrate in the native lung and responded to therapy with oral penicillin. The second patient developed pyogenic mediastinitis 25 days after a heart-lung transplant and required sternal debridement and intravenous penicillin. We also review the literature on thoracopulmonary infections due to A odontolyticus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1111
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Actinomyces odontolyticus
  • lung transplantation
  • mediastinitis
  • pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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