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Aust N Z J Surg. 1993 Mar;63(3):237-40.

Streptococcus milleri liver abscess presenting as fulminant pneumonia.

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Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


A case of a young man who developed a Streptococcus milleri liver abscess secondary to an occult colonic foreign body, which presented as fulminant community acquired pneumonia, is reported. The isolation of Streptococcus milleri, a normal member of the gastrointestinal flora, from an abscess, blood or sputum should prompt a search for pathology, foreign bodies or silent perforation in the gastrointestinal tract.

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