Penile infection caused by under-recognised pathogen: Aussie doctors

They hope their report will alert doctors to the cause of the patient's infection after 'traumatic' sexual activity

Australian doctors are reporting a rare case of penile shaft skin cellulitis complicated by a ruptured abscess in a healthy young man, caused by non-penetrative sex with his partner. 

The case is significant for doctors, as the infective pathogen was Streptococcus intermedius, an under-recognised cause of suppurative infections, the Victorian urologists say. 

The 34-year-old soldier presented to ED at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne complaining of intermittent penile swelling and pain following sexual activities.&nbsp