Case Report
Secondary peritonitis by Actinomyces odontolyticus
Vítor Neves Lopesa,, , Maria Jesus Dantasa,b, Paulo Andradeb,c, João Pinto-de-Sousaa,b
a Department of Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
b Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
c Department of Infectious Diseases, Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, Portugal
Received 13 January 2017, Accepted 08 March 2017
Abstract

Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infection and the non-recognition of this particular microorganism may led to a prolonged septic process and recurrent disease. We hereby present a case report of 53 years-old woman with a secondary peritonitis due to this microorganism and our option to perform a long course of penicillin derived antibiotics, after suture of a perforated gastric ulcer caused by a foreign body.

Keywords
Abdominal actinomycosis, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Secondary peritonitis

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