Epidural abscess and osteomyelitis due to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans

Shilpa Majmudar Patel*, Jae Hyun Mo, Matthew T. Walker, Brian Adley, Gary A. Noskin

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Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is a microaerophilic, fastidious Gram-negative rod that most commonly causes periodontitis and odontogenic infections. We report the first case of an epidural abscess and osteomyelitis due to this organism resulting from self-extraction of carious teeth. The patient responded to surgical debridement and prolonged antimicrobial therapy with intravenous ceftriaxone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


  • Abscess
  • Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans
  • Osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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