Pneumococcal intra-abdominal infections of female genital tract origin are rare. A 33-year-old woman with peritonitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 was reported. The patient did not have any of the known predisposing conditions for intra-abdominal pneumococcal infection. The clinical presentation included signs of multiorgan failure. Peritoneal toilette, bilateral salpingectomy and antibiotic treatment were promptly administered. The patient remained febrile, developed respiratory failure and required a repeated laparotomy and a prolonged antimicrobial treatment. Penicillin susceptible S. pneumoniae was isolated from the pus collected at surgery. Thus, culturing of intra-operative specimens should never be neglected to establish the correct microbiologic diagnosis.

A diagnosis of pneumococcal peritonitis secondary to pyo-salpinx in a young healthy female by culturing peritoneal pus.

PASTICCI, Maria Bruna;DONINI, Annibale;MENCACCI, Antonella;CAVAZZONI, Emanuel;BALDELLI, Franco
2008

Abstract

Pneumococcal intra-abdominal infections of female genital tract origin are rare. A 33-year-old woman with peritonitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 was reported. The patient did not have any of the known predisposing conditions for intra-abdominal pneumococcal infection. The clinical presentation included signs of multiorgan failure. Peritoneal toilette, bilateral salpingectomy and antibiotic treatment were promptly administered. The patient remained febrile, developed respiratory failure and required a repeated laparotomy and a prolonged antimicrobial treatment. Penicillin susceptible S. pneumoniae was isolated from the pus collected at surgery. Thus, culturing of intra-operative specimens should never be neglected to establish the correct microbiologic diagnosis.
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