The first case report of pediatric acute appendicitis caused by “Candidatus Actinobaculum timonae”

Asef Iqbal, Takumi Fujimura, Masayoshi Shinjoh, Munehiro Furuichi, Takashi Iimori, Tomoshige Umeyama, Tsuyoshi Ishida, Shojiro Morinaga, Isamu Kamimaki, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Takao Takahashi

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Abstract

A 14-year-old boy presented to the hospital with pain in the right lower abdomen. His condition was diagnosed as acute appendicitis. An emergency operation was performed, and histopathological examination revealed an actinomycete-related organism in the excised appendicitis specimen. On 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, “Candidatus Actinobaculum timonae” was identified, which is the first known case in a pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • 16S rRNA
  • Abdominal actinomycosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Candidatus actinobaculum timonae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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