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J Med Microbiol. 2012 Apr;61(Pt 4):590-2. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.036913-0. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

A lingual abscess caused by Streptococcus intermedius.

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.

Abstract

Lingual abscesses are rare. We describe a case in a healthy female with no recent history of trauma. The organism recovered by culture of drainage material collected prior to antibiotic treatment was Streptococcus intermedius, an organism recognized as flora of the oropharynx and associated with abscess formation. The isolate was resistant to clindamycin, which was the antibiotic therapy that the patient received.

PMID:
22116986
DOI:
10.1099/jmm.0.036913-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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