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Streptococcus milleri group (Streptococcus anginosus): recovery from intra-abdominal and soft tissue sites. Ann Clin Lab Sci 1991 Jan-Feb;21(1):56-61

Date

01/01/1991

Pubmed ID

2012380

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0025959544   3 Citations

Abstract

One hundred thirty-three Streptococcus milleri group (S. anginosus) isolates were recovered from 487 surgical patients. The streptococci were recovered from 33 percent of intra-abdominal infection cultures (84/257). 22 percent of samples from penetrating visceral trauma (19/86), 52 percent of perirectal abscess specimens (13/25), 13 percent of nonpuerperal breast abscess cultures (8/60), and 15 percent of diabetic foot lesions (9/59). Ninety-eight percent of the S. milleri (131/133) were recovered as companion flora in polymicrobial cultures. The organisms were highly susceptible to the beta-lactam antibiotics. The precise pathogenic role of the S. milleri group (S. anginosus) is unknown. However, intrinsic virulence may be expressed in patients with severe infection or other predisposing factors.

Author List

Edmiston CE Jr, Walker AP, Krepel CJ, Gohr CM, Seabrook GR, Frantzides CT

Authors

Gary R. Seabrook MD Chief, Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Alonzo P. Walker MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdomen
Humans
Organ Specificity
Streptococcus
Virulence
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