Group A Streptococcal Meningitis in a Pediatric Patient
|A case of group A streptococcal meningitis is reported in a 14-year-old girl with a history of recurrent otitis media. She presented to the emergency room with an altered level of consciousness; the organism was isolated from her spinal fluid and blood. Her course was complicated by a left-sided sinus vein thrombosis with extension to the external jugular vein, which has previously been reported in the literature only once. Streptococcus pyogenes is a common cause of invasive infections, but is a highly uncommon cause of meningitis.
|Sergio Fanella and Joanne Embree, “Group A Streptococcal Meningitis in a Pediatric Patient,” Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 306-308, 2008. doi:10.1155/2008/594583
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