Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
VILLAMIL C, lago; VILLAR DEL C, Alberto y MASA V, Luis A. Cutaneous abscess due to Gemella morbillorum. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.5, pp. 464-465. ISSN 0716-1018. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182009000600013.
We report a cutaneous abscess due to Gemella morbillorum, a Gram positive coccus found in oropharyngeal flora, that rarely causes disease in humans. Infections associated to this agent are similar to those related to viridans streptococci. There have been reports of endovascular infections (predominantly endocarditis) and also of acute invasive infections. Few previous reports are available of cutaneous infection.
Palabras clave : Abscess; skin; Staphylococcus; microbiology.