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Fatal group A streptococcal meningitis and toxic shock-like syndrome: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8054439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A previously healthy 8-year-old girl presented with flu-like symptoms, developed toxic shock-like syndrome, and died within 48 hours. At autopsy she was found to have purulent meningitis. The group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus isolated from her CSF was a member of clone ET 2. This strain produced a variant form of streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A (SPEA 2) that has recently been associated with widespread toxic shock-like syndrome.
G P Jevon; W M Dunne; H K Hawkins; D L Armstrong; J M Musser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1994 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-12     Completed Date:  1994-09-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / microbiology,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Meningitis, Bacterial / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*,  pathology
Shock, Septic / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*
Streptococcal Infections* / cerebrospinal fluid,  pathology
Streptococcus pyogenes*

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