Recovery of Anaerobic Bacteria from a Post-Traumatic Nasal Septal Abscess: A Report of Two Cases

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Abstract

This report presents 2 children (boys, 11 and 9 years old) who had post-traumatic nasal septal abscesses. Cultures for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria revealed Peptostreptococcus magnus and a ß-lactamase—producing Prevotella intermedia in the first patient, and Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, Streptococcus intermedius, and Prevotella melaninogenica in the second patient. Anaerobic bacteria may play a role in nasal septal abscesses.

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