Clinical Features Of Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurating disease, characterized by cavitating abscess formation and, in the advanced stages, by draining sinus tracts and considerable tissue damage. The disease affects principally the cervicofacial region. Thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic infections occur less frequently but may result in serious, occasionally life-threatening disease.[1] Onset is insidious, early symptoms may be vague, and clinical diagnosis is often difficult until overt signs appear. The medical literature abounds with cases of actinomycosis mistakenly diagnosed as tuberculosis or carcinoma, many of which were correctly diagnosed by histological methods only after surgery. Other sites of infection include the brain, lungs, and hepatic abscess. In cases of lacrimal cana-liculitis, the tear duct becomes blocked by concretions of Actinomyces or P. propionicum and associated flora. Disease of the long bones or joints is rare but may be extremely debilitating, widely disseminated, and intractable. Carriage of Actinomyces spp. is strongly associated with intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) and may progress to pelvic infection.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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