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Multiple liver abscesses caused by S treptococcus intermedius bacteremia in the setting of a routine dental cleaning


Streptococcus intermedius is a Gram-positive cocci, normally found in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. It has been associated with deep-seated purulent abscesses commonly in the brain or liver in immunocompromised patients. Here, we discuss the case of a 21-year-old immunocompetent patient that presented with septic shock in the setting of multiple pyogenic liver abscesses with positive blood cultures for S. intermedius. The patient had a dental cleaning 3 months prior to admission. The abscesses resolved with ultrasound guided drainage and antibiotic therapy.

  • infections
  • infection (gastroenterology)
  • hepatitis and other GI infections
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