Cerebellar abscesses, infective endocarditis and bacteraemia due to a rare pathogen: Streptococcus constellatus

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Abstract

SUMMARY

Intracranial infections may result from contiguity, such as mastoiditis or acute otitis media, or from haematogenous dissemination from an infectious source. Streptococcus constellatus, a coccus from the normal genital, oral and gastrointestinal flora, has a tendency to form abscesses, but not to cause infective endocarditis (IE). Also, S. constellatus is an extremely rare causative agent of brain abscess. We report the case of a woman with a colorectal tumour who presented with IE and cerebellar abscesses due to a S. constellatus bacteraemia.

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