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J Med Microbiol. 2012 Jul;61(Pt 7):1029-31. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.041301-0. Epub 2012 Apr 5.

Bullous impetigo associated with Abiotrophia defectiva in an immunocompetent adult.

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  • 1Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program, Center for Family Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA.


Infection of humans by Abiotrophia defectiva, a nutritionally variant streptococcus, most commonly takes the form of endocarditis, though a variety of other manifestations ranging from central nervous system abscesses to orthopaedic infections have been seen. We report here what we believe is the first case of bullous impetigo associated with this organism.

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