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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(11):2091-2094.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Pelvic Actinomycosis.
Seung Chul Kang, In Goo Kang, Sang Un Lee, Soon Chul Gwon, Hyun Rak Park, Byung Mok Yoon, Suk Won, Young Chul Baek, Jung Geun Park
Actinomycosis is an oppoturnistic infection of actinomyces, which are relatively avirulent endogenous oral commensals. After trauma or infection, they breach the normally protective mucosal barriers to invade adjacent soft tissue structures. Lesions routinely contain other bacteria, the normal resident flora at the site of primary infection, which act synergistically with actinomyces species to provoke this unique infection, which range from an acute suppurative process to a chronic fibrotic process. According to epidemic studies about pelvic actinomycosis, it should be significantly related to IUD(intrauterine device). It is accounted that IUD cause chronic intrauterine infection, tissue injury and act as nucleus for parasitic infestation. Here we present a case of pelvic actinomycosis related to IUD with brief review of the concerned literature.
Key Words: Pelvic actinomycosis, IUD, Anaerobic infection

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