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A fatal case of Ludwig's angina and mediastinitis caused by an unusual microorganism, Gemella morbillorum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16051575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of Ludwig's angina in a 48-y-old immunocompetent male caused by an unusual pathogen, Gemella morbillorum. The infection was complicated with mediastinitis and despite aggressive management of the disease the patient died after 12 d of hospitalization. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's angina caused by G. morbillorum and emphasizes that the disease remains a potentially lethal infection.
Danai Sofianou; Maria Peftoulidou; Evangelos N Manolis; Efthimios Sofianos; Athanassios Tsakris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-29     Completed Date:  2005-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hippokration University Hospital, Thessaloniki.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
Ludwig's Angina / microbiology*
Mediastinitis / microbiology*
Middle Aged
Staphylococcaceae / isolation & purification*

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