Streptococcus bovis catheter infection and the short bowel syndrome.


Streptococcus bovis bacteremia has been associated with several gastrointestinal disorders, most notably carcinoma of the colon. This report describes a 57-year-old woman with short bowel syndrome in whom S. bovis bacteremia and an infection of an indwelling parenteral nutrition catheter developed. A barium enema revealed diverticula and a foreshortened… (More)