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Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2004;12(1):27-30.

Perimenopausal pneumococcal tubo-ovarian abscess--a case report and review.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, UK. v9dya@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Genital tract infections in females secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) are unusual. Tubo-ovarian abscess resulting from such an infection is a rare occurrence and diagnosis is not always easy. This report demonstrates the problems of recognizing this condition and summarizes the pathomechanism, investigations leading to a diagnosis and the subsequent management.

CASE:

A rare case of a tubo-ovarian abscess caused by pneumococcus, occurring in a previously healthy 48-year-old woman, is presented. The tubo-ovarian abscess may have developed insidiously and probably had an acute exacerbation prior to presentation.

CONCLUSION:

This case is unusual in that there were no identifiable initiating events for the source of the pneumococcal infection. Early recognition of a tubo-ovarian abscess is important in order to prevent the associated morbidity and mortality. This condition has the propensity to mimic a neoplasm.

PMID:
15460193
PMCID:
PMC1784586
DOI:
10.1080/1064744042000210366
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