An Unusual Presentation of Prostatic Abscess due to Actinomyces turicensis and Peptostreptococcus

Anastasia Barnes, Avneet Kaur, Michael Augenbraun
Curēus 2020 June 17, 12 (6): e8665
Actinomyces is a rare cause of prostatic abscess. Most reported cases of abdominal and pelvic actinomycosis are a consequence of invasive procedures or abdominal infections. In this report, we present a previously healthy 53-year-old man with inguinal pain, fever and dysuria who was found to have a prostate abscess, secondary to Actinomyces turicensis and Peptostreptococcus, which was removed via transurethral resection of the prostate. This case was complicated by Peptostreptococcus bacteremia and a facial abscess. The patient was treated with antibiotics and ultimately made a full recovery.

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