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Actinotignum schaalii Abscess in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficiency

Division of Basic and Clinical Immunology, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92660, USA
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Pathogens 2020, 9(6), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9060494
Received: 17 May 2020 / Revised: 16 June 2020 / Accepted: 19 June 2020 / Published: 22 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Human Pathogens)
Actinotignum schaalii is an anaerobic, gram-positive commensal organism of the urogenital tract. A. schaalii typically causes urinary tract infections, predominantly in the elderly. Here, we describe the first case of A. schaalii infection presenting as cellulitis and abscess in a patient with common variable immunodeficiency. The patient was successfully treated with an incision and drainage and a prolonged antibiotic course. A. schaalii infection should be considered in sterile abscesses, and anaerobic cultures should be requested in the absence of positive routine cultures. View Full-Text
Keywords: Actinotignum schaalii; common variable immunodeficiency; abscess; primary immunodeficiency Actinotignum schaalii; common variable immunodeficiency; abscess; primary immunodeficiency
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Panganiban, C.M.; Gupta, S. Actinotignum schaalii Abscess in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Pathogens 2020, 9, 494.

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