[Primary peritonitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in childhood].


Three patients, two boys of 5 months and 6 years and one girl aged 4 years, presented with acute abdominal pain, vomiting and fever, suggesting peritonitis. Imaging examinations (abdominal survey roentgenogram and (or) echography), exploratory laparotomy (in two patients) and blood cultures with growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae led to the diagnosis of… (More)