Actinomyces odontolyticus

Ac·ti·no·my·ces o·don·to·ly·'ti·cus

a species the normal habitat of which is the human oral cavity; it has been isolated from deep dental caries.
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Ac·ti·no·my·ces o·don·to·ly·ti·cus

(akti-nō-mīsēz ō-dontō-liti-kŭs)
Species in the human oral cavity; isolated from deep dental caries.
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Antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective and antitumor properties of these microorganisms (Actinomyces meyeri, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Bacteroides ovatus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium dentium, Clostridium butyricum, Clostridium beijerinckii, Enterococcus gallinarum, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Eubacterium aerofaciens, Eubacterium lentum, Lactobacillus spp., Leptotrichia buccalis, Micrococcus spp., Neisseria mucosa, Peptostreptococcus asaccharolyticus, Sarcina spp., Staphylococcus xylosis, Staphylococcus cohni, Staphylococcus capitis, Streptococcus agalactiae) have been only subsequently studied, and each of the strains was assigned a number from No.1 to No.
Pericardial infection due to Actinomyces odontolyticus has been reported in the literature only once [2].
After three days, the pericardial fluid culture isolated 2 colony forming units of Actinomyces odontolyticus. The patient was diagnosed with cardiac tamponade secondary to Actinomyces odontolyticus pericarditis in an immunocompetent adult.
Actinomyces odontolyticus causing invasive disease has been previously reported in 25 patients [1].
In man, it is usually caused by Actinomyces israelii and less often by Arachnia (Actinomyces) propionica, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces viscosus, and Actinomyces odontolyticus. These anaerobic gram-positive bacteria are commensal organisms in the human oral cavity.
Analysis revealed bacterial isolates including alphahemolytic Streptococcus, Streptococcus viridans, Peptostreptococcus micros, Gemella morbillorum, and Actinomyces odontolyticus.
We describe two immunosuppressed female patients with fever and Actinomyces odontolyticus bacteremia, a combination documented once previously in an immuno-competent male patient.
Actinomyces odontolyticus is an anaerobic, facultative capnophilic, gram-positive, nonsporulating, non--acid fast, non-motile, irregularly staining bacterium.
Actinomyces odontolyticus thoracopulmonary infection: two cases in lung and heart-lung transplant recipient and a review of literature.
(2,3) The specific etiologic agents include Actinomyces israelii, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces odontolyticus, and Actinomyces viscosus.