Postmenopausal pneumococcal tubo-ovarian abscess

Rev Infect Dis. 1991 Sep-Oct;13(5):896-7. doi: 10.1093/clinids/13.5.896.


Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommon cause of infection in the female genital tract. An unusual case of postmenopausal pneumococcal tubo-ovarian abscess is presented. The pathogenesis of this infection probably entailed the ascent of bacteria from the vagina to the internal genitalia; there was no evidence of infection of the bloodstream or gastrointestinal tract.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Fallopian Tube Diseases / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovarian Diseases / microbiology*
  • Pneumococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification*