Anterior abdominal wall abscess caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a patient with self-inflicted stab injury: An unusual presentation

  • Shailesh Kumar Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Sivaraman Umadevi Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Joshy Maducolil Easow Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Noyal Mariya Joseph Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Sreenivasan Srirangaraj Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Kandha Kumari Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Selvaraj Stephen Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
Keywords: abdominal wall abscess, Streptococcus pneumoniae, stab injury

Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of community-acquired pneumonia, otitis media, paranasal sinusitis, bacteremia and meningitis, as well as osteomyelitis and occasionally peritonitis. We report the case of a 25-year-old female who had stabbed herself with a kitchen knife above the umbilicus 10 days prior to admission. Subsequently, she developed an anterior abdominal wall abscess caused by S. pneumoniae. This case is unusual as the focus was distant from the respiratory tract, the usual primary site of infection caused by this organism. Furthermore, the case assumes significance because it occurred in the absence of any typical risk factors for S. pneumoniae

Author Biography

Shailesh Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

Microbiology,

Associate Professor

Published
2011-03-04
How to Cite
1.
Kumar S, Umadevi S, Easow J, Joseph N, Srirangaraj S, Kumari K, Stephen S (2011) Anterior abdominal wall abscess caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a patient with self-inflicted stab injury: An unusual presentation. J Infect Dev Ctries 5:307-309. doi: https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.1384
Section
Case Reports