A Review of the Microbiology of Submandibular Space Infections
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The submandibular space is part of the deep neck fascial spaces. Infection within these spaces can cause significant mortality and morbidity.
Materials and methods
The study is a review of the microbiology of the submandibular space infections seen at the tertiary academic referral hospitals, University of the Witwatersrand. The period of the study is from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2006. Ninety-three patients were reviewed of which 52 had aspirates taken. The predominant microorganisms were the gram-positive anaerobic cocci. A literature search for this category of infection was also conducted.
The most commonly isolated microorganisms were the gram-positive cocci.
KeywordsMicrobiology Submandibular Infections Antibiotics
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