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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 7 (2007), Pages 1631-1633
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2007.240
Case Study

Streptococcus constellatus and Prevotella bivia Penile Abscess

1Division of Infectious Disease, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
2Department of Microbiology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA

Received 13 July 2007; Revised 14 August 2007; Accepted 21 August 2007

Academic Editor: Ziya Kirkali

Copyright © 2007 Sandhya Nalmas et al.

Abstract

Streptococcus constellatus (S. constellatus) is known to cause abscesses in the oral, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal tracts, frequently in association with anaerobic bacteria. We report a rare case of S. constellatus and Prevotella bivia (P. bivia) causing a penile abscess, which was successfully treated with surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment.