Actinomycosis Calcaneum- A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Vipin Sharma,
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College,
Himachal Pradesh-176001, India.
Actinomyces is anaerobic, gram-positive bacilli that superficially resemble fungi and give rise to suppurative and granulomatous infection. The organisms are commensals to human body but under suitable conditions can involve any organ system. Cervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common presentation while actinomycosis of extremity especially calcaneum is very rare. We report a rare case of 40-year-old woman who presented with chief complaints of pain and swelling of the right foot for one year. She was diagnosed with isolated calcaneal actinomycosis and was managed by antibiotics, curettage of calcaneum and triple arthrodesis.
Actinomyces, Calcaneal osteomyelitis, Triple arthrodesis
Vipin Sharma, Abhimanyu Virmani, Manik Sehgal, Ravi K Soni, Seema Sharma. ACTINOMYCOSIS CALCANEUM- A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 December [cited: 2018 Jan 18 ]; 11:RD01-RD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: May 03, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Sep 06, 2017
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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