CASE REPORTSFusobacterium necrophorum from pericoronitis resulting in disseminated intravascular coagulation a case report and review of literatureBasavarajappa, Santhosha; Durgesh, Bangalore H.a; Ramakrishnaiah, Ravikumara; Al Kheraif, Abdulaziz A.a; Divakar, Darshan DevangbAuthor Information aDental Health Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Member – Dental Biomaterials Research Chair bResearcher, Dental Biomaterials Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Correspondence to Dr Santhosh Basavarajappa, Lecturer, Dental Health Department, Dental Biomaterials Research Chair, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 10219, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia.Tel: +966 1 4696022; fax: +966 1 4698779; e-mail: [email protected],[email protected] Received 26 February, 2015 Revised 23 April, 2015 Accepted 23 April, 2015 Reviews in Medical Microbiology: January 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 39-42 doi: 10.1097/MRM.0000000000000056 Buy Metrics Abstract It has been reported that complication due to Fusobacterium necrophorum may lead to disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with septicaemia, capable of platelet aggregation and coagulation factor activation. Here, we present a case report of a 43-year-old male patient with F. necrophorum pericoronitis, followed by septicaemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The patient was treated with intravenous metronidazole and imipenem, and recovered thereafter. Copyright © Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.