A pure enterococcal abscess after cesarean section

J Reprod Med. 1977 Jul;19(1):17-20.


The pathogenic role of the enterococcus in pelvic infections is controversial. This case report of a pure enterococcal abscess developing after cesarean section supports the view that this organism can be a primary pathogen in obstetric and gynecologic infections. Because of its unusual sensitivity pattern, the enterococcus requires specific antibiotic therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Abscess / etiology*
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pelvis
  • Postoperative Complications* / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Streptococcal Infections / etiology*