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Mixed anaerobic and aerobic testicular abscess in a neonate


A premature baby developed a testicular abscess on day 28 of life. The pus aspirated from the abscess grew a mixture of beta hemolytic Streptococcus and a Bacteroides species. The source of this infection could not be identified. The baby improved on antibiotic therapy. This is the first reported case of a polymicrobial testicular infection involving an anaerobe in a neonate. The relevant literature is reviewed.

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Singh, D., Dutta, S., Kumar, P. et al. Mixed anaerobic and aerobic testicular abscess in a neonate. Indian J Pediatr 68, 561–562 (2001).

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  • Testicular abscess
  • Serotal swelling
  • Infection