ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C10 — Actinomycosis
1C10.2 — Cervicofacial actinomycosis

ICD-11 1C10.2 — Cervicofacial actinomycosis

Cervicofacial actinomycosis is the commonest clinical form of actinomycosis, a sporadically occurring endogenous polymicrobial inflammatory process in which fermentative actinomycetes of the genera Actinomyces (especially A. israelii and A. gerencseriae), Propionibacterium and Bifidobacterium act as the principal pathogens. The typical presentation is a slowly progressive development from painless tissue infiltration and induration of soft tissues of the face and neck to multiple abscesses and draining sinus tracts discharging pus. Actinomycosis is a major factor and indicator of poor prognosis in infected osteoradionecrosis of the jaws following head and neck cancer therapy.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

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