The microbiology of periapical granulomas.

  title={The microbiology of periapical granulomas.},
  author={C Iwu and T. W. Macfarlane and Deborah Mackenzie and D H Stenhouse},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={69 4},
Of the 16 periapical granulomas studied, 14 (88%) yielded a positive growth when homogenized and cultured. The concentration of colony-forming units per milliliter of the suspension ranged from 10(1.3) to 10(4.0) (mean 10(2.2)). A total of 47 isolates comprising 26 (55%) facultative anaerobes and 21 (45%) strict anaerobes were obtained. The organisms most commonly cultured were Veillonella species (15%), Streptococcus milleri (11%), Streptococcus sanguis (11%), Actinomyces naeslundii (11… CONTINUE READING


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