Microbiology of polymicrobial abscesses and implications for therapy.

  title={Microbiology of polymicrobial abscesses and implications for therapy.},
  author={Itzhak Brook},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  volume={50 6},
  • Itzhak Brook
  • Published 2002 in The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Abscesses that develop as a result of introduction of the normal flora into a normally sterile body site are often polymicrobial. This review summarizes past studies published by our group on the microbiology of polymicrobial abscesses that occur at various body sites. Staphylococcus aureus and Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci are the most prevalent aerobes in skin and soft tissue abscesses and are isolated at all body sites. In contrast, organisms that colonize the mucous membranes… CONTINUE READING


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