Actinomycosis

Laryngeal actinomycosis

Laryngeal actinomycosis in most cases is associated with actinomycosis of the oral cavity and pharynx. In rare cases, the actinomycosis of the larynx occurs primarily in an isolated form.

Etiology. The causative agent is Actinomyces Bovis (actinomycete-ray fungus of cattle), however from the works of V. Racovenu it follows that the true activator of actinomycosis is the fungus Actinomyces Israeli.

Actinomycosis of the pharynx

Actinomycosis - a chronic infectious disease of man and animals, caused by the introduction into the body of actinomycetes (radiant fungal parasites).

Epidemiology of pharyngeal actinomycosis.

Actinomycetes are widespread in nature, their main habitat is soil and plants. For humans and animals, some species of actinomycetes are pathogenic, among which there are both aerobes and anaerobes, people actinomycosis is relatively rare.