Actinomyces and an Unidentified Ameba Associated with an Intrauterine Device

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  • Straub Clinic and Hospital, John Burns School of Medicine, 888 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96913

An asymptomatic woman with an indwelling intrauterine device (IUD) of 9 years' duration was found to have amebae as well as colonies of Actinomyces in a routine Papanicolaou smear. These organisms disappeared after removal of the IUD.

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