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Brain abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in a previously healthy child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17065264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Responsible for many childhood diseases, group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a rare cause of central nervous system infections. We report the case of a previously healthy boy with brain abscesses caused by M/emm type 12 GAS and review the case in the context of the published literature and recent epidemiological data.
Walter Dehority; Satoshi Uchiyama; Arya Khosravi; Victor Nizet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-07     Completed Date:  2007-02-20     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4613-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, MC 5041, San Diego, CA 92123, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification*
Thienamycins / therapeutic use
Vancomycin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Thienamycins; 1404-90-6/Vancomycin; 50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 96036-03-2/meropenem

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