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J Bras Nefrol. 2018 Jan-Mar;40(1):82-85. doi: 10.1590/1678-4685-JBN-3812. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Oral infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patient with chronic kidney disease - a case report.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Odontologia, São Luís, MA, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Departamento de Odontologia, São Luís, MA, Brasil.


Chronic renal patients are more susceptible to hospital complications and infections such as urinary tract infections, peritonitis, surgery infections, and bacteremia, which are often caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A case of a HIV-positive girl with chronic kidney disease and with serious oral lesions due to P. aeruginosa septic shock is presented. The patient showed necrotic lesions in the oral mucosa, pathological tooth mobility, bone loss, and hematogenous osteomyelitis in the maxilla. The patient was submitted to systemic antibiotic therapy based on screening culture and treatment of bone lesions by eliminating the causal agent and restoring health conditions. This case report is extremely important for health professionals, since the oral cavity can be affected by this pathogen or serve as a colonization site.

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