Flashcards in Actinomyces Deck (14):
Club-shaped rods with branching filaments
Aerobic, anaerobic, and capnophilic
Requires CO2 to grow
Characteristic microcolonies growing in the center of lesions, surrounded by macrophages
Oral cavity mucous membranes
What disease do Actinomyces bacteria cause?
Chronic progressive, pyogranulomatous disease
What animals is chronic progressive pyogranulomatous disease most commonly found?
Active outdoor animals
What preceeds Actinomyces infection?
Disruption of the oral mucosa barrier
What species causes lumpy jaw in cattle?
What species cause canine actinomycosis?
A. viscosus and A. hordeovulneris
Localized, chronic, and progressive granulomatous abscess involving the mandible, maxillae, and other bony tissues of the head.