Staphylococci may indeed cause acute dental infections

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7364.599 (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:599
  1. Peter C S Tsang, clinical assistant professor (csptsang@hku.hk),
  2. Federick C S Chu, clinical assistant professor,
  3. Lakshman P Samaranayake, professor of oral microbiology
  1. Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong, China

    EDITOR—In their letter Ribeiro and Cousin contend the likelihood of a causal relation between the development of an epidural abscess after root canal treatment and the isolation of Staphylococcus aureus in the report by O'Rourke et al. 1 2 …

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