Streptococcus intermedius Splenic Abscess in a Child: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Niraj Patel, D. Massengill, Niraj Patel
2020 American Journal of Surgical Case Reports  
Objective: We report a case of Streptococcus intermedius splenic abscess and review of relevant literature. Design: A retrospective report and review of the English literature concerning splenic abscess cause by Streptococcus intermedius via PubMed was conducted. Results: An 8-year-old boy, who presented with fever, abdominal pain, and vomiting, was found to have a large splenic fluid collection. He underwent ultrasound-guided aspiration of the abscess, and the culture grew Streptococcus
more » ... dius. His symptoms and radiographic findings resolved after completion of antibiotics. Isolated splenic abscesses are rare, and this represents the second case in the literature of splenic abscess caused by Streptococcus intermedius. Conclusion: Streptococcus intermedius is a rare cause of splenic abscess. Isolated splenic abscess requires drainage for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
doi:10.31487/j.ajscr.2020.02.01 fatcat:brscq5uii5apxf7qmlypprukli