Group A streptococcal meningitis: Report of a case and review of literature since 1976

Avinash K. Shetty, Lorry R. Frankel, Yvonne Maldonado, Daniel A. Falco, David B. Lewis

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Abstract

Group A streptococcal (GAS) invasive disease has become increasingly common in recent years. However, acute bacterial meningitis caused by this pathogen is unusual. We report a case of GAS meningitis in a previously healthy 21/2-year-old child associated with a dramatically rapid course and fatal outcome. A literature review of previously reported cases is presented. This case serves as a reminder that GAS can cause severe meningitis in otherwise healthy hosts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-434
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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