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an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live

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Most patients with OM caused by anaerobic organisms have an anaerobic infection elsewhere in their body which is the source of the hematogenous spread.
The inadequate incubation times for anaerobic organism detection resulted in the reporting of false negative results.
In the remaining 4(6%) samples mixed growth containing both aerobic and anaerobic organism was observed.
Presently, aerobic organisms are isolated slightly more frequently than anaerobic organisms. Klebsiella, Pseudomonas and Haemophilus species are the three most commonly isolated aerobic Gramnegative organisms.
[19,20] As regards the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of anaerobic organisms, all (100%) were sensitive to metronidazole, colistin, and imipenem.
Among the infections caused by Gram-positive anaerobic organisms, GPAC are the frequent isolates.
Likewise, the spectrum of causal organisms has also changed, transitioning from an overwhelming majority of gram-positive organisms to the inclusion of gram-negative and anaerobic organisms. Despite decreasing incidence and improved antimicrobials, purulent pericarditis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality as it is rapidly progressive and highly fatal if left untreated [1, 2].
Anaerobic organisms are associated with endometritis, but guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been equivocal about adding metronidazole to standard antibiotic regimens, citing a lack of data.
are classified as anaerobes, anaerobic organisms (including Veillonella spp.) have been observed growing in aerobic conditions for a limited time after isolation before becoming nonviable (4).
Anaerobic organisms provide an excellent example of this benefit.
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Lemierre's syndrome is a condition caused by primarily anaerobic organisms that induce thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) and bacteraemia, following a course of oropharyngeal infection [1].
In a retrospective review, it was compared the efficacy of wound management with daily povidone iodine dressing versus Dakin's solution (sodium hypochlorite) which has wide antimicrobial efficacy against aerobic and anaerobic organisms. The authors found that the length of hospitalization was significantly shorter in patients managed with Dakin's solution compared with iodine dressing.14
The procedure suggested by Abi Rashid would allow for organic compounds living in anaerobic organisms to break down.
Initial empiric antibiotic therapy should cover Clostridium species as well as aerobic and anaerobic organisms, as diabetic foot infections are often polymicrobial.