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.