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Role of anaerobic bacteria in subdural empyema. Report of four cases and review of 327 cases from the English literature.
MedLine Citation:
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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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1975 Jan 
Date Detail:
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    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-104     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ampicillin / therapeutic use
Bacteroides / isolation & purification
Bacteroides Infections / diagnosis
Brain Abscess / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Chloramphenicol / therapeutic use
Clindamycin / therapeutic use
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Methicillin / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Peptostreptococcus / isolation & purification
Pneumococcal Infections / diagnosis
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis
Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis
Streptococcus / isolation & purification
Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification
Subdural Space* / microbiology
Tetracycline / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 18323-44-9/Clindamycin; 50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 56-75-7/Chloramphenicol; 60-54-8/Tetracycline; 61-32-5/Methicillin; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

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