A. B. KING, M.D.; S. D. CONKLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; T. S. COLLETTE, B.A.
Infections with organisms of the genus Bacteroides have long been known in veterinary medicine and have been sporadically reported through the past five decades. Their importance as infectious agents in man has been recognized increasingly as more adequate methods of anaerobic investigation have been utilized, although the experience of any group of physicians has generally been limited to a few cases.
These organisms are commonly found on the mucous membranes of the body from whence they may invade the tissues, blood or body cavities. Metastatic abscesses often are formed when septicemia occurs. Necrosis of tissue at the primary focal lesion,
KING AB, CONKLIN SD, COLLETTE TS. BACTEROIDES INFECTIONS: REPORT OF TWO CASES UNSUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:761–767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-4-761
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(4):761-767.
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