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Anaerobic bacteria are predominant component of the bacterial flora of normal human skin and mucous membranes and are, therefore, a common cause of endogenous bacterial infections. Such infections may be serious and even life threatening. They can involve all body systems and sites but most often affect the abdominal and pelvic organs, the respiratory system, and the skin and soft tissues. Because of their fastidious nature, anaerobes are difficult to isolate from infectious sites and are often overlooked. Isolation of these organisms when they cause infection is important, since failure to direct therapy specific to them often leads to clinical failures.
Want to learn more? Read the full article here: Laboratory Testing of Anaerobic Infections -- Sep 2010 [.pdf]