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Mueller, AA; Saldamli, B; Stübinger, S; Walter, C; Flückiger, U; Merlo, A; Schwenzer-Zimmerer, K; Zeilhofer, HF; Zimmerer, S.
Oral bacterial cultures in nontraumatic brain abscesses: results of a first-line study.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009; 107(4):469-476
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Schwenzer-Zimmerer Katja Christine
Zimmerer Martin Stephan Erich
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Abstract:
Bacterial cultures from nontraumatic brain abscesses (BAs) frequently contain oral bacteria. We assessed bacterial cultures from BAs and oral infective sources for a bacterial match. Bacterial samples from brain abscesses and oral abscesses, and at sites with probing depths >or=3.5 mm were taken from 11 nontraumatic BA patients and analyzed. Brain abscess bacterial cultures were obtained in 9 of the 11 cases, which revealed 5 cases of Streptococcus milleri group bacteria and 4 cases of subgingival flora. The bacteriologic results were interpreted taking all medical and bacteriologic findings into account, which made an oral origin of the BAs most likely in 6 of the 11 cases: from an oral abscess and from the subgingival flora in 3 cases each. Early collaboration between neurosurgeons, infectious disease specialists, and oral-maxillofacial surgeons will aid the identification and treatment of suspected oral sources of nontraumatic BAs.
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