Streptococcus agalactiae causing pyometra in an elderly female with cervical cancer

  • Ruchi Gupta Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant and GNEC Hospitals, New Delhi, India
  • Anupam Das Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant and GNEC Hospitals, New Delhi, India
  • Prakash S Krishna Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant and GNEC Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Streptococcus agalactiae, commensal flora, female genital tract

Abstract

Streptococcus agalactiae is an important cause of invasive infections in neonates and is emerging as an important pathogen in elderly females. S. agalactiae is a commensal organism of the female genital tract; however, isolation from the uterine cavity suggests ascending infection of this organism caused by occlusion of the uterine cavity. We report a case of S. agalactiae causing pyometra in an elderly female with cervical cancer.

Author Biographies

Ruchi Gupta, Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant and GNEC Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Department of Microbiology

Post Graduate student

Anupam Das, Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant and GNEC Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology

Prakash S Krishna, Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant and GNEC Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Director Professor

Department of Microbiology

Published
2012-12-15
How to Cite
1.
Gupta R, Das A, Krishna PS (2012) Streptococcus agalactiae causing pyometra in an elderly female with cervical cancer. J Infect Dev Ctries 6:891-894. doi: 10.3855/jidc.2159
Section
Case Reports