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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Thoraco-pulmonary and hepatic actinomycosis: an autopsy report
  1. George Powell1,
  2. Manel Mangalika2
  1. 1Histopathology Department, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, UK
  2. 2Histopathology Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr George Powell, george.powell{at}


Actinomycosis is now a rare disease and death unheard of. Diagnosis is made challenging by its varied presentations and ability to be a ‘great pretender’. This report describes a rare autopsy case of thoraco-pulmonary and hepatic actinomycosis with the preceding clinical presentation.

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