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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 129-132

Submandibular abscess caused by Salmonella spp. in a diabetic patient: a case report

Department of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Abdul-Aziz Alaqeeli
Hamad Medical Corporation, Arab Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PO box 3050, Alrayyan Street, Doha
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DOI: 10.4103/ejo.ejo_54_17

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Head and neck infections normally arise from Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, or other anaerobic species, and infection by Salmonella spp. is rare. Patients with significant underlying conditions are at increased risk for the development of focal infection. This has been observed in patients with HIV, diabetes, and malignancy.

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