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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 350573, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Pneumococcal Peritonitis after Caesarean Section in a Healthy Woman

1St George’s University of London Programme, University of Nicosia, 93 Agiou Nikolaou Street, Engomi, 2408 Nicosia, Cyprus
2St George’s University of London Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
3Surgery Department, New Nicosia General Hospital, Limassol Old Road No. 215, Strovolos, 2029 Nicosia, Cyprus

Received 5 September 2015; Accepted 5 October 2015

Academic Editor: Tahsin Colak

Copyright © 2015 Georgios Kourounis 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.


Pneumococcal peritonitis is prevalent in children and adults with comorbidities but extremely rare in healthy adults. Here we describe a case of pneumococcal peritonitis in a previously healthy woman with no known risk factors who presented with constipation, abdominal pain, and distention. Her only past medical history was an uncomplicated C-section two months prior to presentation. A laparotomy revealed a pneumococcal peritonitis without visible source of infection. The patient remained hospitalized until completion of antibiotic regimen with Ceftriaxone and resolution of symptoms. This report adds to the small body of evidence showing possible pneumococcal peritonitis in healthy young adults.