Category: Abscess

Necrotizing Staphylococcal Pneumonia – The Tale of PVL

Staphylococcus aureus is an organism that is quite common in many diseases, including skin and soft tissue infections, bacteremias, and pneumonia. It causes fairly severe infection due to its significant number of toxins and virulence factors. I have mentioned the superantigen that causes toxic shock syndrome however another toxin that is useful to know about

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Actinomycoses Infections

Unlike some of my previous recent posts (read: Leishmania, Hantavirus), I think this one is of value. The reason being this bug is not thought of (outside of medical school, when it is learned with Nocardia). Most of the time, this infection is diagnosed by the pathologist, after a surgery to remove what is thought

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Infections associated with Strep Milleri Group – Pus Galore

The group streptococcus anginosis or milleri consist of 3 types of streptococci. These include Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococcus constellatus, and streptococcus anginosus and they are usual colonizers of the oropharygneal, urogenital, and gastrointestinal tract and tend to cause pyogenic infections (i.e. abscesses, 1). While I mentioned in a previous post that I tend to think of

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