Tag: Brain Abscess

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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Nocardiosis – Do You Really Need CNS Imaging?

Nocardia spp is an interesting bug. It is a filamentous gram positive rod that is present in the environment, usually found in soil and organic matter aka the environment. Usually patients who are immunosuppressed (i.e. solid-organ transplant, high dose steroids, HIV) tend to be those who are at highest risk of infection. The most common

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