S. M. Finegold, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. L. Hewitt, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Infections with anaerobic organisms belonging to the Bacteroides-Fusobacterium group are much more common than is generally appreciated. This paper is concerned with clinical and bacteriologic findings in 127 infections due to these organisms, occurring in 102 patients. These organisms were isolated from the blood stream in 11 cases; the portal of entry was the urinary tract in two; peritoneum, in three; meninges, in one; gastrointestinal tract, in two; and was unknown in three. One of these patients has had recurrent bacteremia for over one year and is thought to have subacute bacterial endocarditis. The organisms were isolated from the urine
S. M. Finegold, W. L. Hewitt. Infections Due to Bacteroides and Fusobacterium: Findings in 102 Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:687. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-687_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):687.
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