International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Case Report

Diagnostic challenges in a case of reccurent hemoptysis

R. K. Gupta
  • R. K. Gupta
  • King Fahd Hospital of University, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Huda Bukharie
  • Huda Bukharie
  • King Fahd Hospital of University, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Accepted: 25 January 2011
  •  Published: 30 March 2011

Abstract

 

Actinomycosis is an uncommon disease in children and most cases are of cervicofacial infections. To date there have been only few case reports on children with thoracic actinomycosis which may mimic malignancy, lymphoma or tuberculosis. Here, we report a 14-year old boy, presented with recurrent hemoptysis and diagnosed as thoracic actinomycosis on the basis of CT and typical histopathological findings. The patient was treated successfully with specific antibiotics.

 

Key words: Actinomycosis, hemoptysis, rigid bronchoscopy.