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A case of brain abscess involving Haemophilus paraphrophilus and Actinomyces odontolyticus is presented. This combination of organisms has not previously been described. All brain abscess specimens should routinely be processed rapidly and cultured for a prolonged period to ensure recovery of fastidious organisms which may have implications for antibiotic therapy.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/pgmj.72.847.297

Type

Journal article

Journal

Postgraduate medical journal

Publication Date

05/1996

Volume

72

Pages

297 - 298

Addresses

Department of Medical Microbiology, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London, UK.

Keywords

Humans, Brain Abscess, Haemophilus Infections, Actinomycosis, Mouth Diseases, Granuloma, Aged, Female