Title

Multiple liver abscesses caused by Streptococcus intermedius bacteremia in the setting of a routine dental cleaning

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-28-2020

Publication Title

BMJ Case Reports

Abstract

Streptococcus intermedius is a Gram-positive cocci, normally found in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. It has been associated with deep-seated purulent abscesses commonly in the brain or liver in immunocompromised patients. Here, we discuss the case of a 21-year-old immunocompetent patient that presented with septic shock in the setting of multiple pyogenic liver abscesses with positive blood cultures for S. intermedius The patient had a dental cleaning 3 months prior to admission. The abscesses resolved with ultrasound guided drainage and antibiotic therapy.

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

233097

Last Page

233097

DOI

10.1136/bcr-2019-233097

ISSN

1757-790X

PubMed ID

32111710

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