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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(8):1589-1593.
Published online August 1, 2003.
A Case of Pelvic Actinomycosis Associated with Intrauterine Contraceptive Device.
Seong Kyeong Kim, Hyun Ho Ryu, Seung Yol Lee, Jang Yong Lee, Kwang Seop Youn
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chonnam Hospital, Yousu, Korea.
Abstract
Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive chronic suppurative infection noted for forming characteristic sulfur granule by an anaerobic gram-positive bateria. Pelvic actinomycosis occurs most commonly in association with IUD and has variable nonspecific symptoms that make an initial diagnosis difficult. Colonization of lower genital tract by Actinomyces occurs most often in IUD users and increases with the duration of IUD use. We experienced a case of actinomycotic pelvic abscess associated with IUD and report it with a brief review of concerned literature.
Key Words: Pelvic actinomycosis, Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)


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