Saturday, December 29, 2007

Brain Abscess Secondary to Dental Braces.

I guess this is true but I wonder if its not a reach just like the MVP and dental treatment, and this was an undiagnosed at risk patient. MJ

Brief Reports
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 27(1):84-85, January 2008.
Wolf, Joshua MBBS, BA *+; Curtis, Nigel FRCPCH, PhD *+++

Abstract:
We report a case of Haemophilus aphrophilus brain abscess presenting 6 weeks after application of dental braces in an adolescent patient with a formerly undetected patent foramen ovale. Neither brain abscess nor invasive H. aphrophilus infection has previously been associated with dental braces. Application or tightening of dental braces may cause bacteremia and invasive disease from oral commensals.

(C) 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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