Actinomycetales infection: A bacterial infection from the order of Actinobacteria. The range of symptoms is variable depending on which bacteria from the order is involved.
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Actinomycetales infection includes the 16 symptoms listed below:
A. israelii occurs as part of the normal flora of the throat, tonsillar crypts, and mouth (particularly around carious teeth); infection results from its traumatic introduction into body tissues.
Actinomycosis affects twice as many males — especially those ages 15 to 35 — as females. People with dental disease or human immunodeficiency virus infection are at increased risk.
Home medical testing related to Actinomycetales infection:
Treatment is long term, with 1 to 2 months of penicillin I.V. followed by 6 to 12 months of penicillin taken by mouth. Doxycycline usually isn’t prescribed for children until after permanent teeth have erupted. In some cases, surgical drainage of the lesion may be required.