Dental abscess: Veillonella species- Shipped February 2012
A simulated dental abscess sample obtained from a 70 year old female with a dental abscess was sent to category A laboratories. Although the sample was sent as a swab, participants were told to set up anaerobe cultures.
Participants were expected to isolate and report Veillonella species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M114-5
- Veillonella species have been isolated as the only etiologic agent in some cases of serious infectious processes such as osteomyelitis and endocarditis.