A previously healthy 8-year-old girl presented with flulike symptoms, developed toxic shock-like syndrome, and died within 48 hours. At autopsy she was found to have purulent meningitis. The group A β-hemolytic streptococcus isolated from her CSF was a member of clone ET 2. This strain produced a variant form of streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A (SPEA2) that has recently been associated with widespread toxic shock-like syndrome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jan 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases