September 1982

Osteomyelitis Caused by Viridans Streptococci

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(9):1739. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340220167028

• A 34-year-old man without known underlying disease was seen with osteomyelitis of the proximal shaft of the left femur. At operation, only viridans streptococci were isolated. The patient responded to a combination of intravenous penicillin G potassium and gentamicin sulfate therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of osteomyelitis of a long bone produced by hematogenous seeding by viridans streptococci.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:1739)