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Oral bacterial cultures in nontraumatic brain abscesses: results of a first-line study

Müller, Andreas Albert and Saldamli, Belma and Stübinger, Stefan and Walter, Clemens and Flückiger, Ursüla and Merlo, Adrian and Schwenzer-Zimmerer, Katja and Zeilhofer, Hans Florian and Zimmerer, Stephan. (2009) Oral bacterial cultures in nontraumatic brain abscesses: results of a first-line study. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontology, 107 (4). pp. 469-476.

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Abstract

Objective: 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. Study design: Bacterial samples from brain abscesses and oral abscesses, and at sites with probing depths �3.5 mm were taken from 11 nontraumatic BA patients and analyzed. Results: 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. Conclusions: Early collaboration between neurosurgeons, infectious disease specialists, and oral-maxillofacial surgeons will aid the identification and treatment of suspected oral sources of nontraumatic BAs. textcopyright 2009 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Kopfbereich > Cleft lip and palate surgery (Müller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Kopfbereich > Cleft lip and palate surgery (Müller)
UniBasel Contributors:Müller, Andreas A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Mosby
ISSN:1079-2104
e-ISSN:1528-395X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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