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Revista chilena de infectología

versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018

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NOBILE B, CARMEN  y  FIGUEROA L, MYRIAN. Ovarian abscess due to Streptococcus bovis in a patient with unnoticed colonic cancer. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2003, vol.20, n.2, pp.133-135. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182003000200009.

Streptococcus bovis is a member of the human gut flora. The most important clinical infections caused by S. bovis are bacteremia and endocarditis; usually bacteremia has been described in association with bowel pathology. Infections, although quite rare, can in some instances be the sole clue to the presence of malignancy. These infections are related to either invasion of tissues or organs that are in close proximity to the tumor, or may be secondary to distant seeding, arising through transient bacteremia caused by necrotic tumor tissue. In this report, we describe a case of a patient with an ovarian abscess caused by S. bovis. During the treatment the patient was found to have a colonic malignant lesion.

Palabras clave : Colonic neoplasm; Abscess; Streptococcus bovis.

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