Actinomycosis is a bacterial disease that is infectious and contagious. Due to this, the soft tissues around mouth, throat, nose, lungs, intestines, stomach, etc. becomes sore and painful. It spreads from one area to another and also may penetrate inside the bone and break open into pus.
HOW IS ACTINOMYCOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Actinomycosis can be diagnosed by General Physician by taking fluid tissue from the infected area and examining it thoroughly for the bacteria Actinomycetaceae that causes it.
HOW IS ACTINOMYCOSIS TREATED?
Penicillin is considered to be the right cure for the disease. Treatment for Actinomycosis can be done through antibiotics, if the patient is allergic to penicillin.
DID YOU KNOW?
This infection can seldom affect the lungs or lead to meningitis. Good oral hygiene and regular dental check up help in preventing this condition. It is also known by the name of lumpy jaw and is contagious in nature.