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A forgotten Delkon Shield causing actinomycosis

Tunisie Medicale 78(2): 139-142

A forgotten Delkon Shield causing actinomycosis

A case is reported in a 55-year-old woman from Tunisia, who had had an intrauterine device (IUD) fitted 15 years earlier, who presented with symptoms of endometritis. Examination revealed an inflammatory lesion and acute endometritis, with characteristic Actinomyces grains present in tissue samples. The patient was then lost to follow up, but returned 2 years later with the same symptoms. Antibiotic therapy was unsuccessful and a hysterectomy was performed.

Accession: 003342959

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