First report of submandibular and parotid abscess due to nocardia asteroides

Kiran Chawla, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Prashanth V. Shetty

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Herein, we are presenting a first case report where multiple salivary glands abscesses were diagnosed to be due to N.asteroides. Minor trauma of buccal mucosa, due to cleansing of teeth unhygienically, was most probable mode of infection. It was managed successfully by surgical drainage and post surgical co-trimoxazole therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-545
Number of pages2
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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