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J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Feb;45(2):645-7. Epub 2006 Nov 29.

Brain abscess associated with multidrug-resistant Capnocytophaga ochracea infection.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, En Chu Kong Hospital, No. 399 Fuhsing Rd., San-Shia Town, Taipei Hsien 237, Taiwan.


Brain abscesses are occasionally associated with a dental source of infection. An unusual case of frontal lobe abscess in a nonimmunocompromised child infected with multidrug-resistant Capnocytophaga ochracea is described and confirms the pathogenic potential of this organism to cause human disease in the central nervous system.

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