Cervico-Facial Actinomycosis: First Report from Panama

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The first known case of cervico-facial actinomycosis on the Isthmus of Panama was confirmed by recovery of the organism Actinomyces bovis.

The fungus was found to be sensitive to penicillin and oxytetracycline and the patient made an uneventful recovery.

Author Notes

School of Medicine, University of Panama, Panama City, Panama.

Medical Service Corps, United States Army; Mycology Section, Middle America Research Unit and United States Army Medical Research Unit (Panama).