Osteomyelitis caused by Veillonella

Richard A. Barnhart, Michael R. Weitekamp, Robert Aber

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Abstract

Veillonella parvula and alcalescens are anaerobic gram-negative cocci that, when isolated from anaerobic cultures of clinical specimens, are usually regarded as commensal organisms. Occasionally they play a pathogenic role and require antibiotic therapy. Limited clinical experience and in vitro susceptibility studies suggest that penicillin G is the drug of choice for these organisms and that cephalosporins, clindamycin, chloramphenicol, and metronidazole may be acceptable therapeutic alternatives. Presented herein is a case report of a Veillonella infection, a discussion of the importance of these organisms when they occur in a clinical infection, and a discussion of the appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-904
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Medicine(all)

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