Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection that results in collections of pus in the body. This condition can be treated, so contact your doctor if you think you may have actinomycosis.

Abdominal Abscess
Abdominal Abscess
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Actinomycosis is most often caused by infection specific bacteria. This is normally present in the mouth and, sometimes, in the intestines. The jaw is most commonly involved, with lung and abdominal infections being less common. Very rarely, women may develop abscesses in the reproductive organs or bladder.