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Necrobacillosis--primary anaerobic septicaemia due to Fusobacterium necrophorum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2285386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Necrobacillosis is a severe septicaemic illness caused by an anaerobic Gram-negative bacillus, Fusobacterium necrophorum. It occurs predominantly in young people and is characterised by oropharyngeal infection and subsequent metastatic complications, frequently involving the lungs and/or large joints. We report four recent cases in previously healthy young men, describing the clinical features of the disease (including autopsy findings), and the problems associated with diagnosis and treatment.
Authors:
C L Golledge; M H Beaman; T Weeramanthri; T V Riley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-20     Completed Date:  1991-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  702-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Royal Perth Hospital, WA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Fusobacterium Infections* / drug therapy,  pathology
Fusobacterium necrophorum*
Humans
Male
Sepsis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  pathology
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Aust N Z J Med. 1991 Jun;21(3):381   [PMID:  1953522 ]

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