A Case Report and Survey of the Literature
Involvement of the heart by actinomycetes is rare. A case of actinomycosis, with involvement of the chest wall and clinical pericarditis, with recovery, is reported. The organism, Actinomyces bovis, was isolated from the lesion and accurately identified. The literature is reviewed and the modern concepts of pathogenesis and therapy are discussed.
- © 1951 American Heart Association, Inc.