Spontaneous retroperitoneal abscess caused by streptococcus pyogenes

 
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2007 (EN)
Spontaneous retroperitoneal abscess caused by streptococcus pyogenes (EN)

Dandakis, D.
Zaharof, A.
Petrogiannopoulos, C.
Papamichael, K.
Hartzoulakis, G.
Kotsoni, M.
Goumas, C.
Kanakis, K.
Vasilopoulos, .

The retroperitoneum is a potential space that can be infected by several microbes. We describe the case of a 38- year-old woman who was presented to us with abdominal pain and fever for 6 days. Laboratory studies showed leukocytosis (WBC=18000) and an ubnormal liver function tests (AST=91U/l, ALT=122U/l, ALP=277U/l). A computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a retroperitoneal abscess, while the abdominal viscera were normal. Culture of the pus, obtained during surgical drainage, showed Streptococcus pyogenes. Although streptococcal infections are very usual in clinical practice, streptococcus pyogenes has been reported as a very rare cause of spontaneous retroperitoneal abscess, especially for immunocompetent patients. The patient was treated first with intravenous antibiotics with no response, and then with surgical drainage, with fully recovery. Key words: Streptococcus pyogenes, abscess, retroperitoneum (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 17, No 4 (2004) (EN)



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