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Title: Streptococcus constellatus bacteremia causing septic shock following tooth extraction: A case report
Authors: Ng, K.W.P 
Mukhopadhyay, A 
Keywords: aciclovir
amoxicillin
ampicillin
ceftriaxone
clindamycin
dopamine
erythromycin
lorazepam
metronidazole
penicillin G
sodium chloride
adult
antibiotic sensitivity
antibiotic therapy
article
bacteremia
blood culture
brain embolism
brain infarction
case report
disseminated intravascular clotting
drug substitution
drug withdrawal
Glasgow coma scale
human
hypotension
male
meningoencephalitis
metabolic acidosis
nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
periodontitis
sepsis
septic shock
Streptococcus constellatus
tonic clonic seizure
tooth extraction
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: BMC
Citation: Ng, K.W.P, Mukhopadhyay, A (2009). Streptococcus constellatus bacteremia causing septic shock following tooth extraction: A case report. Cases Journal 2 (5) : 6493. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-2-6493
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Introduction: Organisms of the Streptococcus milleri group consists of Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococcus constellatus, and Streptococcus anginosus. Though they are commonly associated with abscesses, bacteremia with subsequent septic shock and mortality is infrequent. Case presentation: We report a case of a 27-year-old Chinese man who presented with Streptococcus constellatus bacteremia following an incomplete tooth extraction resulting in septic shock. Conclusion: Bacteremia from the Streptococcus milleri group is infrequent but must trigger the search for an underlying abscess. Knowledge of each member's predilection for different clinical presentations can aid in determining the location of the underlying source of infection. © 2009 Ng and Mukhopadhyay; licensee Cases Network Ltd.
Source Title: Cases Journal
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/178224
ISSN: 1757-1626
DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-6493
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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