Volume 7 Issue 7 (July, 2019)

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Assessment of microbial flora in patients with oro facial infection
Manzoor Mohd Dar, Muneet kapoor, Samah Bashir, Wahid Iqbal, Tehleel

Background: Odontogenic infections range from simple periapical abscesses to severe infections involving superficial and deep fascial spaces in the neck often leading to septicemia.The present study was conducted to assess of microbial flora in patients with oro facial infection. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 45 patients of both genders. In all patients, the specimen was collected by aspiration with 18 gauge needle in a syringe with routine aseptic precautions before drainage. The samples were sent to laboratory for processing. Results: Out of 45 patients, males were 25 and females were 20. Type of microorganism was anaerobic streptococci seen in 14 patients, staphylococcus aureus in 10, E. coli in 8, non haemolytic streptococci in 7 and Klebsiella pneumonae in 6. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Fascial spaces involved were canine in 10, buccal in 6, submental in 8, submandibular in 15 and infratemporal in 6. Conclusion: The type of microorganism was anaerobic streptococci, staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, non haemolytic streptococci and Klebsiella pneumonae.

Key words: Flora, Klebsiellapneumonae, Streptococci

Received: 12 April, 2019                            Revised:  2 May 2019                               Accepted: 5 May 2019

Corresponding author: Dr. Manzoor Mohd Dar, Registrar, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, GDC, Srinagar, India.

This article may be cited as: Dar MM, Kapoor M, Bashir S, Iqbal W, Tehleel. Assessment of microbial flora in patients with oro facial infection. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(7): 16-18.

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