Life-Threatening Oro-Facial Infections
She was a farmer, who looked poorly nourished and dehydrated. Streptococcus faecalis was subsequently isolated from the pus. A 60 year old female Figure 2 was admitted because of a right periorbital abscess. She was admitted and treated with high flow oxygen, intravenous fluids, ceftriazone and metronidazole.
Upon thorough intra-oral examination the source of the infection was determined as a carious upper right third molar tooth. Fatal mediastenitis after a dental infection. Ghana Med J. He had received antibiotics from his father who had facial cellulitis iv antibiotic reluctant to take him to the hospital whenever he complained of toothache. Currie WJ, Ho V.