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Abstract

Introduction:

are prevalent human pathogens that display increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents. Twelve species pathogenic for humans have been described to date, including the most common human isolates, and . is a known member of the intestinal flora of several domestic animal species but rarely encountered in humans.

Case presentation:

We report a case of multiple splenic abscesses caused by in an adult patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient responded to combined therapy with antibiotics plus splenectomy.

Conclusion:

Only 9 human infections due to have been reported in the literature. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of splenic abscess and septicemia caused by

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