2011, Number 3
Acta Pediatr Mex 2011; 32 (3)
Martínez-Castellanos AY, Domínguez-Zepahua MI, Acosta-Monreal ML, Rodríguez-Rodríguez A, Pérez-González LF, Fragoso-Morales LE
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ABSTRACTRothia dentocariosa is a filamentous Gram positive rod with occasional clusters. It is considered part of the normal biota of the oropharyngeal cavity; it has been isolated from brain abscess, respiratory abscess, and septicemia in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Since 1975 there have been reports of infectious diseases caused by R. dentocariosa; being infective endocarditis the most severe. There are few reported cases of abscesses caused by this agent. The National Center for Biotechnology Information files had 35 records of infectious diseases caused by R. dentocariosa as the main etiologic agent. We describe two children with abscess in the lower respiratory tract caused by this organism.