Brain abscess due to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans: Case report

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Stepanović S, Tošić T, Savić B, Jovanović M, K'ouas G, Carlier JP. Brain abscess due to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. Case report. APMIS 2005;113:225–8.

Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, a constituent of the oral flora, is a rare cause of brain abscesses. We report the case of a 47-year-old male who presented with multiple brain abscesses due to this organism, presumably originating from his poor dentition. Problems met in isolating and identifying A. actinomycetemcomitans suggest that its true rate of isolation from non-oral samples may have been underestimated.

Keywords: Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans; brain abscess; identification

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0463.2005.apm1130312.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Bacteriology, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, 2: Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases “Dr Kosta Todorović”, Belgrade, Serbia 3: Centre National de Référence des Bactéries Anaérobies et du Botulisme, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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