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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 263-265

Extensive deep neck space abscess due to B-Haemolytic group G Streptococci-A case report


1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India
2 Department of ENT, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
S R Prasad
Department of Microbiology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka
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Beta haemolytic phenotype of group G streptococci was isolated from the pus obtained from a patient with extensive deep neck space abscess. Patient was immunocompetent and made complete recovery after surgical drainage and administration of amoxycillin with clavulanic acid, amikacin and metronidazole. To our knowledge, this is the first report of deep neck space abscess due to group G streptococci.






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