publication . Article . 1993

Isolation of Capsulate Bacteria from Acute Dentoalveolar Abscesses

M. A. O. Lewis; S. G. Milligan; T. W. MacFarlane; F. A. Carmichael;
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  • Published: 12 Jan 1993 Journal: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, volume 6, pages 11-15 (eissn: 1651-2235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The presence of a capsule was determined for 198 bacterial strains (57 facultative anaerobes, 141 strict anaerobes) isobdted from pus samples aspirated from 40 acute dentoalveolar abscesses. A total of 133 (67 per cent) of the isolates (42 facultative anaerobes, 91 strict anaerobes) were found to have a capsule. Possession ofa capsule may in part explain the apparent pathogenicity of the bacterial species encountered in acute dentoalveolar abscess. Keywords - Bacterial capsule; Acute dentoalveolar abscess; Pathogenicity.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: bacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Facultative, Biology, Microbiology, Pathogenicity, Abscess, medicine.disease, Acute dentoalveolar abscess, Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, Capsule, Bacterial capsule
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publication . Article . 1993

Isolation of Capsulate Bacteria from Acute Dentoalveolar Abscesses

M. A. O. Lewis; S. G. Milligan; T. W. MacFarlane; F. A. Carmichael;