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Feeling generally and progressively unwell for the last 9 months, colocoscopy biopsy found a colony of Actinomyces, could this be the cause?
CULT & GRAM ST AEROBE & ANAEROBE test.Can this kind of test be good to look for mold,actinomyces and fungus?
Tonsil out,biopsy,abundant Actinomyces colonies,still have post drip nasal, can this be caused by Actinomyces?What kind of test is there to find out?
It's not: Actinomyces colonies are fairly common in tonsils whether or not they need to come out. Actinomyces is usually harmless but when it gets deep into tissues, it evokes abundant pus. It's not going to cause the edema and mild inflammatory of the upper respiratory tract that produces the drip. ...Read more
Fungal Tests: For persistent, deeper, or systemic infections, several tests may be used for diagnosis and monitoring. Fungal cultures are used to identify the specific fungi present. Many fungi are slow-growing, so it may take weeks for results. Susceptibility testing performed on fungi isolated from a culture is used to determine which antifungal is best to use for treatment. Office KOH preps can be done. ...Read more
I have my tonsil out on 4-14,after an autopsy on my tonsils,the report result was: Dilated Crypts with abundant Actinomyces colonies Is this bad?
Need more info: This organism can be difficult to isolate since they are facultative anaerobes, but the Gram's stain of clinical materials is usually very very suggestive, depending upon the site from which the specimen was obtained. This is a common cause of osteomyelitis of the bones of the jaw. Routine cultures are not a good way to look for molds and other fungi except for yeast-like fungi. Good luck. ...Read more