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Streptococcus Pyogenes Lung Abscess in an HIV-Infected Woman

Siegel, Marc O. MD; Ajmera, Ravi K. MD; Simon, Gary L. MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 187–189
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31826991c6
Case Reports

Streptococcus pyogenes has only rarely been reported as a cause of lung abscesses, usually as a complication of pneumonia. We present a case of S. pyogenes bacteremia and lung abscess in a woman infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, with no radiographic evidence of pneumonia, and review the literature.

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Correspondence to: Marc Siegel, MD, George Washington Medical Center, Division of Infectious Disease, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington, DC 20037. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.