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Streptococcus pneumoniae as a Cause of Salpingitis.

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  • 1Division of Laboratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Creighton University School of Medicine 601 North 30th Street, Suite 4810, Omaha, NE 68131, USA.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18475354
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PMCID:
PMC2364347
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