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Pediatr Emerg Care. 1997 Jun;13(3):221.

Uvulitis caused by anaerobic bacteria.

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Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

I present two children with bacteremic uvulitis due to anaerobic bacteria.

RESULTS:

Fusobacterium nucleatum was recovered from the blood, and Haemophilus influenzae type b was recovered from a surface uvular culture of one patient. beta-Lactamase-producing Prevotella intermedia was isolated for the blood of the other patient. Both patients responded to parenteral, followed by oral, antimicrobial therapy.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings illustrate the need to send blood cultures for both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in patients with uvulitis.

PMID:
9220512
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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