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Isolation of Bacteroides corrodens from infections in children
  1. H. B. Marsden,
  2. W. A. Hyde
  1. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Pendlebury, Lancs

    Abstract

    Six cases of infections in children with Bacteroides corrodens are reported. In five the infection was mixed but in one fatal extradural and subdural empyema the organism was found in pure culture. The bacteriological findings are presented. It is suggested that Bacteroides corrodens may assume a pathogenic role and the rarity of its isolation may be due to delay in the appearance of the colony.

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