Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob | Volume 2, Issue 2 | Case Report | Open Access

Streptococcus gordonii Perihepatic Abscess: A Case Report

Patrick B Wu1*, Elizabeth Chung2, Nino Marzella2,3 and Jana Preis2

1Department of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA
2Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
3Department of Pharmacy, Long Island University, USA

*Correspondance to: Patrick B Wu 

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Streptococcus gordonii is one of the known commensal colonizers which makes up the human dental flora, capable of causing periodontal disease by plaque formation and dental caries. As a result of oral disease or trauma, S. gordonii may cause severe complications, most commonly bacterial endocarditis. After an extensive literature search, we found no reported cases of S. gordonii perihepatic abscess. We present a unique case of an 85-year-old man with metastatic colon cancer to the liver who was found to have a S. gordonii perihepatic abscess.


Streptococcus gordonii; Perihepatic abscess; CEA; CT


Wu PB, Chung E, Marzella N, Preis J. Streptococcus gordonii Perihepatic Abscess: A Case Report. Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2019; 2(2): 1038.

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