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Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2013 Jun;15(3):288-94. doi: 10.1007/s11908-013-0340-6.

Fusobacterial infections in children.

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Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 4431 Albemarle St NW, Washington, DC, 20016, USA, ib6@georgetown.edu.

Abstract

Fusobacteria are members of the oral and gastrointestinal flora and are important potential pathogens in children. They are increasingly recognized as a cause of infections in children. These include infections of the head and neck (Lemierre syndrome, acute and chronic mastoiditis, chronic otitis and sinusitis, tonsillitis, peritonsillar and retropharyngeal abscesses, postanginal cervical lymphadenitis, periodontitis), brain, lungs, abdomen, pelvis, bones, joints, and blood. This review describes the clinical spectrum of fusobacterial infection in children and their management.

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10.1007/s11908-013-0340-6
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