Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1990 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 1 |Article ID 797838 |

Chau Nguyen, Andre Dascal, Jack Mendelson, "Prostatic Abscess Caused by Streptococcus mutans", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 1, Article ID 797838, 3 pages, 1990.

Prostatic Abscess Caused by Streptococcus mutans

Received07 May 1990
Accepted28 Jul 1990


The first reported case of prostatic abscess caused by Streptococcus mutans isolated in pure culture is described. Urethral dilation for obstruction was unsuccessful, so suprapubic cystostomy was performed. Perineal aspiration under ultrasonic guidance resulted in 10 mL of pus containing pure Strep mutans. Diagnosis of prostatic abscess is difficult since the clinical manifestations are nonspecific.

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