The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 68, Issue 6, pp 561–562 | Cite as

Mixed anaerobic and aerobic testicular abscess in a neonate

  • Daljeet Singh
  • Sourabh Dutta
  • Praveen Kumar
  • Anil Narang
Clinical Brief


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.

Key words

Testicular abscess Serotal swelling Infection 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daljeet Singh
    • 1
  • Sourabh Dutta
    • 1
  • Praveen Kumar
    • 1
  • Anil Narang
    • 1
  1. 1.Neonatology Unit, Department of PediatricsPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGMER)ChandigarhIndia

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