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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 1, Issue 6, Pages 290-292
Gynecological Case Report

Streptococcus pneumoniae as a Cause of Salpingitis

Division of Laboratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Creighton University School of Medicine, 601 North 30th Street, Suite 4810, Omaha 68131, NE, USA

Received 8 December 1993; Accepted 28 March 1994

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


Background: A case of pneumococcal septicemia associated with laparoscopically documented acute salpingitis is reported.

Case: Gram-stained cul-de-sac pus revealed gram-positive encapsulated diplococci.

Conclusion: This case coupled with reanalysis of prior genital tract involvement in nonpregnant individuals argues that Streptococcus pneumoniae can mimic gonococcal diseases.