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BUSTOS-MOYA, Gisell; JOSA-MONTERO, Diego; PEREA-RONCO, Jacqueline  and  GUALTERO-TRUJILLO, Sandra. Pelvic inflammatory disease by Actinomyces sp. in a patient with an intrauterine device: Case report . Infect. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.33-36. ISSN 0123-9392.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infect.2015.07.005.

Among the pelvic infections in women there exist those caused by anaerobic microorganisms of the genera Actinomyces . This etiology is rarely suspected, due to the few number of cases presented, thus the infection continues for long periods of time. This persistence can lead to various complications that can only be resolved with surgical procedures and prolonged antibiotic treatment. We present a case report on a 48-year old patient with a 13-year history of intrauterine device use, which we considered to be the principal risk factor. We describe the characteristics of the infection, the procedures performed, microbiological findings and the treatment, with which it was satisfactorily resolved.

Keywords : Actinomyces; Dispositivo intrauterino; Colombia.

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