|Role of anaerobic bacteria in subdural empyema. Report of four cases and review of 327 cases from the English literature.|
|PMID: 234678 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|Anaerobic bacteria were isolated from the subdural space in all four cases of subdural empyema encountered over a 2 and a half year period. Only one aerobe was isolated in these cases. The bacteriology of subdural empyema was further analyzed from a review of 327 cases reported in the English literature. Anaerobes accounted for 12 per cent of 234 cases; In addition, 27 per cent of cases were reportedly "sterile." These data support our finding that anaerobic bacteria may play a far more important role in subdural empyema than was previously appreciated.|
|T T Yoshikawa; A W Chow; L B Guze|
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|Type: Journal Article; Review|
|Title: The American journal of medicine Volume: 58 ISSN: 0002-9343 ISO Abbreviation: Am. J. Med. Publication Date: 1975 Jan|
|Created Date: 1975-05-10 Completed Date: 1975-05-10 Revised Date: 2004-11-17|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 0267200 Medline TA: Am J Med Country: UNITED STATES|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 99-104 Citation Subset: AIM; IM|
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