Group B Streptococcal Bacteremia In Nonpregnant Adults At A Community Teaching Hospital

Title

Group B Streptococcal Bacteremia In Nonpregnant Adults At A Community Teaching Hospital

Creator

Larppanichpoonphol P; Watanakunakorn C

Publisher

Southern Medical Journal

Date

2001
2001-12

Description

Background. Group B streptococcal bacteremia ill nonpregnant adults continues to be a significant infection. Methods. We reviewed medical records of nonpregnant adult patients with group B streptococcal bacteremia from 1995 to 1999 and compared the findings with data from a similar study in our institution between 1980 and 1984. Results. There were 36 episodes of group B streptococcal bacteremia, The mean age was 70 years. Most of the cases (94%) were community-acquired. The most common underlying disease was diabetes mellitus (49%). The most common sources of group B streptococcal bacteremia were pneumonia and soft tissue infections. The overall mortality rate was 16.7%. Conclusions. Group B streptococcal bacteremia is Still found mainly in the elderly, with significant Underlying disease, particularly diabetes mellitus. The spectrum of infection has included lymphadenitis, ascending cholangitis, mastitis, prostatitis, and toxic shock syndrome. The mortality has decreased significantly during the past 15 years (16.7% vs 67.9%).

Subject

agalactiae secondary; endocarditis; endophthalmitis; General & Internal Medicine; invasive disease; meningitis; necrotizing fasciitis; sepsis; shock-like syndrome; urinary-tract infection; vertebral osteomyelitis

Identifier

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Format

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Pages

1206-1211

Issue

12

Volume

94

Citation

Larppanichpoonphol P; Watanakunakorn C, “Group B Streptococcal Bacteremia In Nonpregnant Adults At A Community Teaching Hospital,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10651.

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