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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000121
Case Reports

Group F Streptococcus: A Rare Cause of Mediastinal Abscess

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

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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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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