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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(5):869-872.
Published online May 1, 2002.
A Case of Pelvic Actinomycosis Associated with Intrauterine Device.
Dal Hyeok Heo, Ho Young Kim, Kyung Hee Lee, Man Chul Park, Yong Woo Lee, Seoung Wan Chae, Jin Hee Sohn
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Pelvic actinomycosis is a rare disease and has diverse clinical manifestations and courses which make it difficult to diagnose the disease initially. Therefore the disease is still often diagnosed first at a laparotomy for a suspected malignant tumor. Since Henderson`s report (1973), the association between pelvic actinomycosis and intrauterine device has been recognized by gynecologists. IUD is thought to cause chronic intrauterine infection, tissue injury, and act as nucleus for parasitic infection. We report a case of Pelvic Actinomycosis related to IUD with brief review of concerned literatures.
Key Words: Pelvic actinomycosis, intrauterine device, tuboovarian abscesss


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