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Perigenital necrotizing soft tissue infection caused by Aerococcus urinae

Forsvall, Andreas LU ; Wagenius, Magnus LU and Rasmussen, Magnus LU (2019) In IDCases 18.
Abstract

Aerococcus urinae can cause severe invasive infections emanating from the urinary tract especially in older males with comorbidities. Here we describe a case of an 80 year-old man with multiple comorbidities presenting with a peri-penile abscess and signs of severe infection. Upon incision A. urinae was isolated in pure culture and the infection was cured by a combination of drainage and antimicrobials. This case demonstrates the potential of A. urinae to cause severe soft tissue infections in predisposed individuals.

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Abscess, Aerococcus urinae, Pergenital infection
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IDCases
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18
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Elsevier Ltd
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  • scopus:85069557576
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2214-2509
DOI
10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00590
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Aerococcus urinae can cause severe invasive infections emanating from the urinary tract especially in older males with comorbidities. Here we describe a case of an 80 year-old man with multiple comorbidities presenting with a peri-penile abscess and signs of severe infection. Upon incision A. urinae was isolated in pure culture and the infection was cured by a combination of drainage and antimicrobials. This case demonstrates the potential of A. urinae to cause severe soft tissue infections in predisposed individuals.</p>},
  articleno    = {e00590},
  author       = {Forsvall, Andreas and Wagenius, Magnus and Rasmussen, Magnus},
  issn         = {2214-2509},
  keyword      = {Abscess,Aerococcus urinae,Pergenital infection},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Ltd},
  series       = {IDCases},
  title        = {Perigenital necrotizing soft tissue infection caused by Aerococcus urinae},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00590},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2019},
}