Streptococcus milleri liver abscess presenting as fulminant pneumonia

Aust N Z J Surg. 1993 Mar;63(3):237-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1993.tb00528.x.


A case of a young man who developed a Streptococcus milleri liver abscess secondary to an occult colonic foreign body, which presented as fulminant community acquired pneumonia, is reported. The isolation of Streptococcus milleri, a normal member of the gastrointestinal flora, from an abscess, blood or sputum should prompt a search for pathology, foreign bodies or silent perforation in the gastrointestinal tract.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Colon, Sigmoid / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Foreign Bodies / complications
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / diagnosis*
  • Liver Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver Abscess / etiology
  • Male
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis*
  • Radiography
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Streptococcal Infections / etiology