Endobronchial actinomycosis simulating endobronchial tuberculosis: A case report

Sin Hyung Lee, Jae Jeong Shim, Eun Young Kang, Sang Youb Lee, Jae Yun Jo, Kwang Ho In, Se Hwa Yoo, Kyung Ho Kang

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We report a case of a 70-year-old woman who presented with mild exertional dyspnea and cough. Fiberoptic bronchoscopic findings revealed an endobronchial polypoid lesion with stenotic bronchus. The lesion was very similar to endobronchial tuberculosis. Histologic examination of the biopsy specimen demonstrated Actinomyces infection. There was a clinical response to intravenous penicillin therapy. Primary endobronchial actinomycosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of an endobronchial lesion, especially endobronchial tuberculosis in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinomycosis
  • Bronchial diseases
  • Lung diseases, obstructive
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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