Bartholinitis due to Aggregatibacter aphrophilus: A case report

  • M. C
  • E. P
  • S. C
  • et al.
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Background: Aggregatibacter aphrophilus, a commensal of the oro-pharyngeal flora and member of the HACEK group of organisms, is an uncommonly encountered clinical pathogen. It has already been described as the causative agent of brain abscesses, empyema, meningitis, sinusitis, otitis media, bacteriemia, pneumonia, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, endocarditis and wound infections. Herein we report the first case of bartholinitis due to A. aphrophilus. Case presentation: A 33-year-old woman was admitted for a 3-day genital pain without fever and urinary functional signs. The abscess was incised and drained; A. aphrophilus was the only micro-organism that grew from the pus. The patient received no antibiotics; the clinical course was favourable. Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of an effective treatment of recurrent bartholinitis such as a cold resection of the gland. It is presented for its rarity.




M., C., E., P., S., C., R., G., & V., D. (2016). Bartholinitis due to Aggregatibacter aphrophilus: A case report. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16(1).

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