Role of MRI in the diagnosis of Actinomycosis: A Case Report

Authors

  • Aalok Kumar Yadav Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Shreelal Yadav Malangawa Hospital, Sarlahi, Nepal
  • Prakash Kayastha Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sharma Poudel Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pradeep Raj Regmi Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v14i1.64627

Keywords:

Actinomycosis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Posterior Chest Wall

Abstract

Actinomycosis is caused by non-spore-forming, anaerobic, gram-positive bacteria called actinomyces. Its wide range of manifestations and non-specific symptoms cause complications by delaying diagnosis. We here present a case of a 34-year-old female with a history of recurrent discharging sinus and skin rashes in the posterior chest wall for 1 year and 6 months. Initially, it was suspected of malignancy with secondary infection. The patient was advised for MRI which shows suspicion of actinomyces. Later on, it was confirmed with a biopsy of the posterior chest wall. Here we present a case to describe the role of MRI in the diagnosis of actinomycosis.

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Author Biographies

Aalok Kumar Yadav, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Resident Doctor, Department of Radiology

Shreelal Yadav, Malangawa Hospital, Sarlahi, Nepal

Medical Officer, Department of General Medicine

Prakash Kayastha, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology 

Sharma Poudel, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Pradeep Raj Regmi, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professsor, Department of Radiology

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Published

2024-04-25

How to Cite

Yadav, A. K., Yadav, S., Kayastha, P., Poudel, S., & Regmi, P. R. (2024). Role of MRI in the diagnosis of Actinomycosis: A Case Report. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 14(1), 29–32. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v14i1.64627

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