Clinical and bacteriological features of 12 cases of liver abscess caused by Streptococcus milleri group

S. Kanamori, T. Shinzato, K. Toyoda, M. Tohyama, T. Hirata, H. Nakasone, F. Higa, M. Tateyama, N. Kusano, H. Sakugawa, A. Saito

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Abstract

We described the clinical and bacteriological features of 12 cases of liver abscess caused by Streptococcus milleri group (SMG) during a 6-year period from 1993 to 1998. The gender was 11 males and 1 female with their ages ranging from 39 to 76 years old (mean: 53.4). The common symptoms were fever (100%), abdominal pain (67%), and appetite loss (58%). Nine cases had underlying diseases such as carcinomas and diabetes mellitus. Predominant causes of the liver abscess were cryptogenic (42%) and biliary tract disease (33%). Three patients died of an exacerbation of the carcinoma. Eight cases (67%) was single infection of SMG and no mixed infection with anaerobes. No strains isolated in this series showed resistance against penicillin G and ampicillin. SMG was highly isolated from the blood culture in eight of the 11 cases (73%). Liver abscess should be taken into consideration as one of the causes of SMG septicemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-468
Number of pages5
JournalKansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

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