Volume 11, Issue 4 (Winter 2004)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2004, 11(4): 9-15 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , mzangoii@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic granulomatous disease that is caused by actinomycosis Israeli. The most risk factor is long-term use of IUD. In this article we dealt with a 42 year old woman, who referred to the hospital with a history of intrauterine device (IUD) use for 15 years, having nonspecific lower abdominal pain, low grade fever, and occasional chills for 2 months, On pelvic examination a mass was found. Clinical findings, sonogrphy, CT scan and barium enema strongly suggested a pelvic malignancy. After laparatomy and histological examination, pelvic actinomycosis was diagnosed. The patient was given penicillin, for a long term. In patients with abdominopelvic pain, pelvic mass and adhesion, specially long-term IUD using, actinomycosis is probable; and by using secretions culture, pap smear, sonography and CT scan diagnosis is promoted before surgery to avoid an unnecessary action.
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Microbiology
Received: 2006/09/6 | Accepted: 2014/01/9 | ePublished: 2014/01/9