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High Prevalence of Mycoplasma faucium DNA in the Human Oropharynx

Abstract : Mycoplasma faucium has recently been associated with brain abscesses and seems to originate from the mouth. We evaluated its prevalence by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) in the oropharynxes of 644 subjects and found that 25% harbored M. faucium, probably constituting the gateway for entrance of the bacteria into cerebral abscesses.
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Sophie Edouard, Gaelle Denis Courtois, Philippe Gautret, Jean-Luc Jouve, Philippe Minodier, et al.. High Prevalence of Mycoplasma faucium DNA in the Human Oropharynx. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 2016, 54 (1), pp.194-196. ⟨10.1128/JCM.02068-15⟩. ⟨hal-01459924⟩



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