Write about Pulmonary actinomycosis here.
• Bacterial lung infection caused by actinomyces or propioni bacteria
• Normally found in the mouth and GI tract
• Causes lung cavities, lung nodules and pleural effusions
• Can cross normal tissue boundaries of the chest producing sinus tracts - e.g. through the muscles and skin of the chest wall
• Any age - though more commonly 30-60
• Control of infection, but slow response - Prolonged therapy and drainage
• Outcome is good following adequate ABx