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Abstract - Liver abscess associated with an oral flora bacterium Streptococcus anginosus
Hava Yılmaz, Esmeray Mutlu Yılmaz, Adil Karadag, Saban Esen, Mustafa Sunbul, Hakan Leblebicioglu

Liver abscess associated with an oral flora bacterium Streptococcus anginosus

Hava Yılmaz1, Esmeray Mutlu Yılmaz1, Adil Karadag2, Saban Esen1, Mustafa Sunbul1, Hakan Leblebicioglu1

1 Departman of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Medical School, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

2 Departman of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Medical School, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Viridans group Streptococcus, a bacterium of the oral flora has a low-virulence and rarely causes liver abscess. A 40-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital complaining of high fever and malaise. A physical examination revealed poor oral hygiene; there were caries on many teeth, and he had hepatomegaly. A hepatic abscess was identified in his abdominal tomography. Streptococcus anginosus was isolated from the drainage material, and the bile ducts were normal in his MRI cholangiography. An immunocompetent case of liver abscess caused by Streptococcus anginosus originated most probably from oral flora is presented here. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2012; 2(1):1-4

Key words: Liver abscess, Streptococcus anginosus, oral flora, bacteremia

Volume 02, Number 01 (2012)