Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127--129

Aortic ring abscess caused by Streptococcus pluranimalium: A case report


Anupma Jyoti Kindo1, Divya Tharmalingam1, Uma Sekar1, G Nagarjuna2, TR Muralidharan2, S Thanikachalam2 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupma Jyoti Kindo
Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

A 69-year-old male presented with complaints of high-grade intermittent fever for 1 week. The patient is a known case of coronary artery disease. Seven blood samples were sent for culture, and all the samples grew beta haemolytic colonies, which were identified as Streptococcus pluranimalium. The transoesophageal echo finding of the patient was suggestive of aortic ring abscess. Since the patient was not willing for invasive measures, he was conservatively treated with appropriate antibiotics, to which he responded symptomatically.


How to cite this article:
Kindo AJ, Tharmalingam D, Sekar U, Nagarjuna G, Muralidharan T R, Thanikachalam S. Aortic ring abscess caused by Streptococcus pluranimalium: A case report.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2015;17:127-129


How to cite this URL:
Kindo AJ, Tharmalingam D, Sekar U, Nagarjuna G, Muralidharan T R, Thanikachalam S. Aortic ring abscess caused by Streptococcus pluranimalium: A case report. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];17:127-129
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