The present case suggests that (1) the recommended oral antibiotic treatment for acute pharyngeal infections does not always prevent the progression of the disease into the life-threatening Lemierre's syndrome; (2) an anaerobic infection
and the Lemierre's syndrome should be suspected in patients affected by a pharyngotonsillitis with a severe and unusual course; (3) in these patients an empirical antibiotic therapy, active also against anaerobic microorganism, has to be started early; moreover, an imaging study of the neck, searching for jugular thrombophlebitis and parapharyngeal abscesses, should be obtained as soon as possible.
Metronidazole is still the drug of choice for treatment of anaerobic infections
Other expert witnesses had speculated that the patient died from complications of an anaerobic infection
Key Words: anaerobic infection
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Microbiologists who lack a fluorescent microscope nevertheless can--through skillful interpretation of the initial Gram-stained material--alert physicians to a potentially serious anaerobic infection
15] (1987) report 86% patients had anaerobic infection
of the peritoneum is rare and accounts for only about 3% of the total cases of peritoneal infection in CAPD patients.
The commonly used antimicrobial for anaerobic infection
For example, hospitals in developing countries still routinely obtain and process anaerobic blood cultures, despite that a positive anaerobic blood culture often reflects an underlying anaerobic infection
Abscesses are often polymicrobial in nature involving both aerobic and anaerobic infection
In addition, thoracic radiography showed only bilateral diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, which was not suggestive of an anaerobic infection
based on one or more clinical clues suggestive of anaerobic infection
It is classically due to anaerobic infection
and Fuso bacterium necrophorum is the most common pathogen (3).
Its pipeline includes three anti-infective programs: ATI-1501, a novel taste-masking technology applied in an oral suspension for the treatment for anaerobic infections
, ATI-1503, a novel antibiotic targeting drug-resistant Gram-negative infections, and ATI-1701, a vaccine reducing the threat of tularemia bioterrorism.
Her research focuses on atypical pneumonia, vectorborne diseases, anaerobic infections
, probiotics, and metagenomics.