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Intrauterine contraceptive device-associated pelvic actinomycosis caused byActinomyces urogenitalis

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2005.12.004
Keywords
  • Actinomyces Urogenitalis
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Iud
  • Human
  • Infection
  • Case Report
  • 16S Rrna Gene Sequencing

Abstract

Abstract We report a case of intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) associated pelvic actinomycosis due to Actinomyces urogenitalis in a previously healthy young adult woman. Diagnosis was confirmed by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing of bacterial colonies growing from the extracted device. This is the first documented report of human infection caused by this micro-organism.

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