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Necrobacillosis--primary anaerobic septicaemia due to Fusobacterium necrophorum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2285386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Royal Perth Hospital, WA.
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MeSH Terms
Fusobacterium Infections* / drug therapy,  pathology
Fusobacterium necrophorum*
Sepsis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  pathology
Comment In:
Aust N Z J Med. 1991 Jun;21(3):381   [PMID:  1953522 ]

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