Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115--116

Osteomyelitis of the mandible due to Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans


Beena Antony1, Shaji Thomas2, SC Chandrashekar1, M Sudeep Kumar1, Veena Kumar1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, India
2 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, India

Correspondence Address:
Beena Antony
Department of Microbiology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 002
India

Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans is a capnoic gram negative coccobacilli known to produce juvenile periodontitis. This organism was isolated in pure culture from an unusual case of osteomyelitis of the mandible. The patient was treated with tetracycline, which is the drug of choice for A. actinomycetemcomitans and the clinical response improved. From our limited review of the literature, it appears that this is the first case of osteomyelitis due to A.actinomycetemcomitans reported in India.


How to cite this article:
Antony B, Thomas S, Chandrashekar S C, Kumar M S, Kumar V. Osteomyelitis of the mandible due to Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:115-116


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Antony B, Thomas S, Chandrashekar S C, Kumar M S, Kumar V. Osteomyelitis of the mandible due to Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 28 ];52:115-116
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