Streptococcus milleri as a Cause of Antecubital Abscess and Bacteremia in Intravenous Drug Abusers

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S milleri should be added to the list of organisms producing wound infections in parenteral drug addicts. Recovery of “viridans streptococci” from an antecubital aspirate should prompt the clinician to request speciation, examine closely for abscess formation, and anticipate prolonged antibiotic therapy.

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