Group F streptococcus: A rare cause of mediastinal abscess

Vinita Singh, Sandhya Manohar, Sharanjeet Thind, Prasanta Basak, Jeffrey Lederman, Stephen Jesmajian

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Abstract

Group F streptococcus is a commensal of the gastrointestinal tract. A 68-year-old man had persistent fever following endoscopic biopsy of a subcarinal lymph node. He subsequently developed group F streptococcal bacteremia and a mediastinal abscess. The patient was successfully treated with administration of vancomycin and aztreonam and incision drainage. Group F streptococci are an emerging source of procedure-related infection with a predilection for abscess formation. This is a rare case of postprocedure group F streptococcus mediastinal abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e84-e85
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Group F streptococcus
  • Mediastinal abscess
  • Procedure-related infectio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Singh, V., Manohar, S., Thind, S., Basak, P., Lederman, J., & Jesmajian, S. (2014). Group F streptococcus: A rare cause of mediastinal abscess. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 22(4), e84-e85. https://doi.org/10.1097/IPC.0000000000000121