Primary endobronchial actinomycosis in association with foreign body aspiration

Peter Vytautas Dicpinigaitis, I. J. Bleiweiss, D. J. Krellenstein, K. P. Halton, A. S. Teirstein

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Abstract

A 66-year-old diabetic man presented with a bilobar pneumonia two months after aspiration of a chicken bone. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy demonstrated a mass in the bronchus intermedius. Histologic examination of endobronchial biopsy specimens revealed bone fragments, vegetable matter, and sulfur granules containing Actinomyces organisms. The patient responded to bronchoscopic removal of the foreign body and penicillin therapy. To our knowledge, the association of actinomycotic infection with an aspirated endobronchial foreign body has not previously been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume101
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Actinomycosis
Foreign Bodies
Bone and Bones
Actinomyces
Bronchoscopy
Bronchi
Sulfur
Penicillins
Vegetables
Chickens
Pneumonia
Biopsy
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Dicpinigaitis, P. V., Bleiweiss, I. J., Krellenstein, D. J., Halton, K. P., & Teirstein, A. S. (1992). Primary endobronchial actinomycosis in association with foreign body aspiration. Chest, 101(1), 283-285.

Primary endobronchial actinomycosis in association with foreign body aspiration. / Dicpinigaitis, Peter Vytautas; Bleiweiss, I. J.; Krellenstein, D. J.; Halton, K. P.; Teirstein, A. S.

In: Chest, Vol. 101, No. 1, 1992, p. 283-285.

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Dicpinigaitis, PV, Bleiweiss, IJ, Krellenstein, DJ, Halton, KP & Teirstein, AS 1992, 'Primary endobronchial actinomycosis in association with foreign body aspiration', Chest, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 283-285.
Dicpinigaitis PV, Bleiweiss IJ, Krellenstein DJ, Halton KP, Teirstein AS. Primary endobronchial actinomycosis in association with foreign body aspiration. Chest. 1992;101(1):283-285.
Dicpinigaitis, Peter Vytautas ; Bleiweiss, I. J. ; Krellenstein, D. J. ; Halton, K. P. ; Teirstein, A. S. / Primary endobronchial actinomycosis in association with foreign body aspiration. In: Chest. 1992 ; Vol. 101, No. 1. pp. 283-285.
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