Needle tract infection. A case report

Joseph P. Connor, Joseph G. Edelson

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When local anesthetic agents are injected through the integument of the body, surface microorganisms may be introduced into the underlying tissues. Pathogenic microorganisms of the oral cavity, for example, may be introduced by the injection needle into deeper tissue. A case of needle tract infection was documented and is presented in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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