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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 265-266

Bartholinitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae : Case report and review of literature

1 Microbiologist, National Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Assistant Professor in Clinical and Chemical Pathology Department, Ains Shams University, Egypt and Laboratory Director, National Hospital, P.O.Box 2715, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia
3 Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Hospital, P.O.Box 2715, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
S Parvathi
Medical Microbiologist, National Hospital, P.O. Box 2715, Riyadh - 11461
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.48941

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Most of the Bartholin's gland abscesses have been thought to be caused by colonizing micro-organisms of the perineal region. We encountered an interesting case of acute Bartholins abscess caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a primigravida. The abscess was incised and drained. The patient was treated with Cefuroxime. This case is presented for its rarity.

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