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A Rare Cause of a Scrotal Abscess due to the Symbiotic Infection of Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella bivia in an Adult Male

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Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA 02135, USA
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Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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Division of Infectious Disease, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA 02135, USA
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Pathogens 2020, 9(2), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9020093
Received: 6 January 2020 / Revised: 19 January 2020 / Accepted: 30 January 2020 / Published: 1 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Human Pathogens)
Gardnerella vaginalis (G. vaginalis) is the major bacteria detected in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV). Prevotella bivia (P. bivia) has been demonstrated to show a symbiotic relationship with G. vaginalis. Some men have been shown to be colonized with G. vaginalis in their urogenital or anorectal tracts, however genitourinary infections in males, including balanitis and urethritis, due to this organism appear to be much less common. In this report, we summarize previous cases of men with G. vaginalis infection, and we present a rare and unusual case of a unilateral scrotal abscess caused by G. vaginalis in co-infection with P. bivia. View Full-Text
Keywords: Gardnerella vaginalis; bacterial vaginosis; Prevotella bivia; scrotal abscess; sexually transmitted infections; male genitourinary infection Gardnerella vaginalis; bacterial vaginosis; Prevotella bivia; scrotal abscess; sexually transmitted infections; male genitourinary infection
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Bekasiak, A.; Dammann, F.; Nader, C. A Rare Cause of a Scrotal Abscess due to the Symbiotic Infection of Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella bivia in an Adult Male. Pathogens 2020, 9, 93.

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