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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.3 P.233-236


Chest wall abscess due to Prevotella bivia

Author(s):  Gwo-jong HSU, Cheng-ren CHEN, Mei-chu LAI, Shi-ping LUH

Affiliation(s):  Department of Medicine; more

Corresponding email(s):   luh572001@yahoo.com.tw

Key Words:  Prevotella bivia, Chest wall abscess, Resection, Reconstruction

Gwo-jong HSU, Cheng-ren CHEN, Mei-chu LAI, Shi-ping LUH. Chest wall abscess due to Prevotella bivia[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(3): 233-236.

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Prevotella bivia is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. A 77-year-old man developed a rapidly growing chest wall abscess due to P. bivia within days. He underwent surgical resection of the infected area; his postoperative course was uneventful. This is the first case of chest wall abscess due to P. bivia infection. Its correct diagnosis cannot be underestimated because fulminant infections can occur in aged or immunocompromised patients if treated incorrectly. Prompt, appropriate surgical management, and antibiotic therapy affect treatment outcome.

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