Pulmonary Pathology: Lung: Actinomycosis

01 April 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas.

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A 1963 autopsy specimen from a 21 year old woman with a three month history of weight loss, cough and occassional blood stained sputum. X-ray showed a left pleurisy and pneumonia. Sputum contained actinomycoses and there was a progressively downhill course with development of metastatic abscesses in the skin, heart and bones (see also 1817).

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