ANTHONY W. CHOW, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.(C); STEVEN M. ROSER, D.M.D., M.D.; FRANK A. BRADY, F.R.C.S., F.D.S.R.C.S.
▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Anthony W. Chow, M.D.; Division of Infectious Disease, Harbor General Hospital, 1000 West Carson St.; Torrance, CA 90509.
CHOW AW, ROSER SM, BRADY FA. Orofacial Odontogenic Infections. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:392-402. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-3-392
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(3):392-402.
Clinical manifestations of odontogenic orofacial infections are protean and are largely dictated by complex microbiota and anatomic routes of spread. Complications such as suppurative mediastinal or intracranial extension, retropharyngeal spread and airway obstruction, pleuropulmonary involvement, and hematogenous dissemination indicate the potentially serious nature of these infections. In this review we emphasize the pathogenetic mechanisms of infection, the principles of antimicrobial therapy, and the need for early surgical intervention.
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Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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