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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 313694, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/313694
Case Report

Intrascrotal Abscess, Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus cohnii ssp. cohnii: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Life, Health, & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, “Giuseppe Mazzini” General Hospital, Teramo, Italy

Received 11 October 2012; Accepted 4 November 2012

Academic Editors: A. Goel, S. K. Hong, and T. Nomura

Copyright © 2012 Masciovecchio Stefano 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.

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