• 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)
Ribner BS, Freimer EH. Osteomyelitis Caused by Viridans Streptococci. Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(9):1739. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340220167028