Perigenital necrotizing soft tissue infection caused by Aerococcus urinae

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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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  • Infectious Medicine

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  • Abscess, Aerococcus urinae, Pergenital infection
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00590
JournalIDCases
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 9
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes