OJOG  Vol.2 No.3 , September 2012
Intra-abdominal abscesses secondary to Streptococcus anginosus infection in a postpartum patient: A case report and review of the literature
Abstract: Although rare, infection with Streptococcus anginosus has a known predilection for abscess formation. We report here a case of a 20 year-old, otherwise healthy female patient noted to have developed abdominal and pelvic abscesses secondary to Streptococcus anginosus infection. Although the inciting focus of the pathogen remains unclear in our patient, this case report emphasizes the importance of rapid identification of the organism and highlights the approach to therapeutic options in the management of such cases.
Cite this paper: Shabana, R. , Berbiglia, L. , Barnwell, J. , Cheek, R. , Wolf, M. and Gonik, B. (2012) Intra-abdominal abscesses secondary to Streptococcus anginosus infection in a postpartum patient: A case report and review of the literature. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2, 235-238. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2012.23048.

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