Fatal group a streptococcal meningitis and toxic shock-like syndrome: Case report

Gareth P. Jevon, W. Michael Dunne, Hal K. Hawkins, Dawna L. Armstrong, James M. Musser

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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