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A case report and literature review of group C streptococcal pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19583110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Group C streptococci rarely cause severe disease in humans. The authors report a 15-year-old girl with group C streptococcal pneumonia. No immune deficiencies were detected in our patient and investigation of virulence factors including emmL, sag A, spegg and smeZ genes failed to reveal insight into why the isolated group C streptococcal strain was so virulent. Fourteen other reports of primary group C streptococcal pneumonia were reviewed.
Guliz Erdem; Shasta Brewer; John Harrington; Marian Melish
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawaii medical journal     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0017-8594     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii Med J     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-08     Completed Date:  2009-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984209R     Medline TA:  Hawaii Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Pneumococcal Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology,  physiopathology*
Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
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