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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2018, Article ID 7956890, 3 pages
Case Report

Streptococcus thoraltensis Bacteremia: First Described Case as a Fever of Unknown Origin in Human

First Department of Internal Medicine, G. Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Correspondence should be addressed to Nikolaos Petridis; moc.liamg@1demsokin

Received 9 August 2018; Revised 17 October 2018; Accepted 22 October 2018; Published 2 December 2018

Academic Editor: Larry M. Bush

Copyright © 2018 Nikolaos Petridis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Streptococcus thoraltensis has mainly been reported to cause infections in animals. Its clinical significance as a human pathogen has not yet been fully elucidated and needs further investigation. We describe here a case of bacteremia attributed to S. thoraltensis in a 55-year-old female patient admitted to our department due to fever of unknown origin. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of S. thoraltensis bacteremia in a human and the first reported case of S. thoraltensis as a cause of fever of unknown origin in human.