Korean J Med.  2008 Jul;75(1):119-121.

A case of gas gangrene caused by Streptococcus constellatus

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. karmacho@gilhospital.com
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.

Abstract

Gas gangrene is usually caused by clostridial species; non-clostridial gas gangrene is infrequently reported. S. constellatus belongs to the Streptococcus milleri group, which are considered part of the normal flora and frequently associated with abscess formation. We report a rare case of spontaneous gas gangrene caused by S. constellatus. An 86-year-old man was admitted with gas gangrene of the left hip. He was treated with surgical debridement of the necrotic tissue, and antibiotic therapy, and had a satisfactory clinical course.

Keyword

Streptococcus constellatus; Gas gangrene

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Aged, 80 and over
Debridement
Gangrene
Gas Gangrene
Hip
Humans
Streptococcus
Streptococcus constellatus
Streptococcus milleri Group
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