Staphylococci are unlikely to cause acute dental infections

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1457/a (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1457
  1. Noel F F Ribeiro (noel_ribeiro@doctors.org.uk), locum registrar in maxillofacial surgery,
  2. Gary C S Cousin, consultant maxillofacial surgeon
  1. Maxillofacial Unit, North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall, Manchester M8 5RB
  2. Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Blackburn BB2 3LR

    EDITOR—O'Rourke et al report on a patient who, after root canal therapy, developed an epidural abscess from which Staphylococcus aureus was grown.1 They contend that there is a causal association, but we believe …

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