The contagious bacterial infection caused by the Actinomycosis species is called Actinomycosis. Some of the common signs and symptoms include lumps on the face, fever, coughing and chest pain. Sores and abscesses on the body can also be caused by this condition. The cause of actinomycosis could be attributed to bacteria like actinomyces israelii and actinomyces viscous which stay in your body cavity and can cause infection. A malnourished person would be at a greater risk of contracting this disease.
HOW IS ACTINOMYCOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Antibiotics are used to treat the condition and it may take a year to heal.