GROUP-A STREPTOCOCCUS SEPTICEMIA AND AN INFECTED, RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC-ANEURYSM ASSOCIATED WITH PHARYNGITIS

Title

GROUP-A STREPTOCOCCUS SEPTICEMIA AND AN INFECTED, RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC-ANEURYSM ASSOCIATED WITH PHARYNGITIS

Creator

Valero G; Cutrona A F; Watanakunakorn C; Talkington D F

Publisher

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Date

1992
1992-09

Description

A 65-year-old man had a 3-day history of sore throat, fever, rigors, back pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The patient's daughter had group A streptococcus pharyngitis. The patient was found to have a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He underwent resection of the aneurysm and right axillary femoro-femoral bypass graft. The patient died 40 hours after admission. Gram stain of the aneurysm showed numerous gram-positive cocci. Group A streptococcus grew from cultures of blood, throat, and aneurysm. The group A streptococcus was M type 3, T type 3 and produced streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A. This case is a very rare fatal complication of group A streptococcus pharyngitis.

Subject

experience; Immunology; Infectious Diseases; Microbiology

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

525-527

Issue

3

Volume

15

Citation

Valero G; Cutrona A F; Watanakunakorn C; Talkington D F, “GROUP-A STREPTOCOCCUS SEPTICEMIA AND AN INFECTED, RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC-ANEURYSM ASSOCIATED WITH PHARYNGITIS,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed February 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7384.

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