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Splenic abscess caused by Shigella flexneri and Bacteroides fragilis.

Authors
  • D L Drow
  • L Mercer
  • J B Peacock
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1984
Source
PMC
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Abstract

We report a case of splenic abscess from which only Shigella flexneri (serotype 1a) and Bacteroides fragilis were isolated. The patient was a 59-year-old diabetic female who displayed minimal gastrointestinal symptoms. The S. flexneri isolate was resistant to chloramphenicol and tetracycline. The possible synergistic relationship between the two organisms is discussed.

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