Streptococcus intermedius Splenic Abscess in a Child: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Corresponding AuthorNiraj Patel
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease and Immunology, Levine Children’s Hospital, Atrium Health, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
A B S T R A C T
Objective: We report a case of Streptococcus intermedius splenic abscess and review of relevant literature. Design: A retrospective report and review of the English literature concerning splenic abscess cause by Streptococcus intermedius via PubMed was conducted. Results: An 8-year-old boy, who presented with fever, abdominal pain, and vomiting, was found to have a large splenic fluid collection. He underwent ultrasound-guided aspiration of the abscess, and the culture grew Streptococcus intermedius. His symptoms and radiographic findings resolved after completion of antibiotics. Isolated splenic abscesses are rare, and this represents the second case in the literature of splenic abscess caused by Streptococcus intermedius. Conclusion: Streptococcus intermedius is a rare cause of splenic abscess. Isolated splenic abscess requires drainage for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Article TypeCase Report and Review of the Literature
Publication historyReceived: Sat 14, Mar 2020
Accepted: Mon 06, Apr 2020
Published: Tue 14, Apr 2020
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