A lingual abscess caused by Streptococcus intermedius

Amanda T. Harrington, Jennifer C. Hsia, Eduardo Mendez, Jill E. Clarridge

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Lingual abscesses are rare. We describe a case in a healthy female with no recent history of trauma. The organism recovered by culture of drainage material collected prior to antibiotic treatment was Streptococcus intermedius, an organism recognized as flora of the oropharynx and associated with abscess formation. The isolate was resistant to clindamycin, which was the antibiotic therapy that the patient received.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590-592
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical microbiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012


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