Quiz: Actinomycosis
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Actinomycosis is a chronic infection caused mainly by the bacteria Actinomyces israelii. These are anaerobic bacteria, meaning they can thrive without oxygen. Actinomyces israelii are normally found on tooth enamel, gums, tonsils, and membranes lining the intestines and vagina. Under which of the following conditions does an actinomycosis infection typically develop?

  • A.

    After illness with another infection


  • B.

    After major dental work 


  • C.

    When tissue in the body is broken


  • D.

    After exposure to a large population of actinomyces israelii bacteria

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