Scand J Infect Dis. 1990;22(2):221-2. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
A 24-year-old heterosexual male, HIV-infected intravenous drug addict,
with necrotizing pneumonitis and empyema due to Streptococcus cremoris
is presented. The patient had fever, severe dyspnea and chest pain.
Chest roentgenogram demonstrated pleural effusion on the left side. A
thoracocentesis revealed purulent exudate and S. cremoris was isolated.
Fever and pleural effusion disappeared with penicillin and clindamycin
therapy. The most likely source of the infection was ingestion of
unpasteurized milk and cheese.
Adult Animal Case Report Empyema/COMPLICATIONS/*ETIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY
Human HIV Antibodies/ANALYSIS Male Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Milk/*MICROBIOLOGY Pleural Effusion/COMPLICATIONS/ETIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY
Pulmonary Fibrosis/COMPLICATIONS/*ETIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY *Streptococcal
Infections Substance Abuse, Intravenous JOURNAL ARTICLE