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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 845-853

Microbiological Study and Management of Head and Neck Odontogenic Space Infections - A Prospective Study and Review
Ahtesham Ahmad1*, Syed Ahmad1, Sheikh Samir1, Sandesh Chougule1 and Nilofar Ahtesham2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MIDSR Dental college Latur, Maharashtra, India

2Global Hospital Latur, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

The purpose of this study was to identify microbial flora present in orofacial space infection of odontogenic origin in order to provide better perspective in the management of the same. Thirty patients with space infection of odontogenic origin were selected irrespective of their age and sex. Pus samples were collected and processed in the microbiology laboratory. The samples were inoculated for aerobic and anaerobic culturing Demographic profile of the patients showed that male patients were more commonly involved and most patients fell in to the third and fourth decade of age groups. Most commonly isolated aerobes were alpha hemolytic streptococci where as peptococci were the common anaerobes followed by bacteroids. Clindamycin and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid were the most effective antibiotics. 31.8% of the anaerobes were resistant to penicillin. In conclusion the surgical treatment must always be in the foreground for the therapy of abscesses of odontogenic origin. Decompression through incision and drainage, extraction of the causative tooth and use of proper antibiotics are the mainstay in the treatment.

Keywords: Odontogenic infection, Culture and sensitivity, Antibiotics; incision and drainage.

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Ahtesham Ahmad, Syed Ahmad, Sheikh Samir, Sandesh Chougule and Nilofar Ahtesham. 2016. Microbiological Study and Management of Head and Neck Odontogenic Space Infections - A Prospective Study and Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 845-853. doi:
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