Actinomyces neuii infection following ovarian cystectomy

Jennifer Lueken, Benjamin Wilson, Mason Holbrook, Erin E. Medlin
2018 Case Studies in Surgery  
Abdominal Actinomyces infections are rare complications of surgery. A case of Actinomyces neuii presenting as a severe postoperative pelvic infection is described.Case: A 30 year-old nulligravid female was transferred from an outside hospital for a postoperative fluid collection, fever, leukocytosis, and abdominal pain following exploratory laparotomy and bilateral ovarian cystectomy. She rapidly decompensated requiring emergent exploratory laparotomy, bilateral salpingooophorectomy, and
more » ... al washout. Cultures isolated A. neuii. Following a prolonged ICU admission, she was treated with prolonged antibiotics and made a complete recovery.Conclusions: Rare pathogens, such as A. neuii, may cause severe infections following gynecologic surgery. Multidisciplinary care at tertiary care facilities is critical.
doi:10.5430/css.v4n1p6 fatcat:zel3bcgj3valrbsdtadm2qikdm