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Isolation of Capsulate Bacteria from Acute Dentoalveolar Abscesses

Michael Alexander Oxenham Lewis; S. G. Milligan; T. W. MacFarlane; F. A. Carmichael;
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  • Published: 12 Jul 2011 Journal: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease (issn: 1651-2235, eissn: 1651-2235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
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.
Medical Subject Headings: bacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: Abscess, medicine.disease, medicine, Capsule, Microbiology, Pathogenicity, Biology, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Acute dentoalveolar abscess, Bacterial capsule, Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Facultative, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification
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