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Abstract

Introduction:

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of isolation of from an infected site outside the oral cavity.

Case presentation:

We report a patient who presented with fever and abdominal pain following an endoscopic procedure. Imaging confirmed a retroperitoneal abscess secondary to duodenal perforation complicating the endoscopic procedure. Surgical drainage of the abscess was carried out. Microbiological analysis of the pus revealed, among other bacteria, an anaerobic Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that was definitively identified as by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The patient improved after multiple episodes of retroperitoneal lavage and a prolonged course of antibiotics.

Conclusion:

This case demonstrates that can be isolated outside the oral cavity in polymicrobial infected sites. The pathogenic significance of this organism in contributing to pyogenic infection requires further study.

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