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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 587-589

Pyogenic liver abscess associated with oral flora bacterium, Streptococcus anginosus in a patient with underlying tuberculosis


Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Sunite A Ganju
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_842_16

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Streptococcus anginosus forms a part of the commensal flora of the oral cavity. However, it can be aggressive and may lead to gastrointestinal and urogenital infections. We present an interesting case and course in a 38-year-old immunocompetent female patient with pyogenic liver abscess due to S. anginosus infection who had multiple carious teeth and underlying pulmonary tuberculosis.


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