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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jul;25(7):660-1.

Fatal group A streptococcal myopericarditis during influenza A infection.

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Scott County Medical Examiners Office, Davenport, IA, USA.

Abstract

Influenza A infection can be a serious and life-threatening disease in young children. Even in those who die, however, the cause of death may not be obvious. In this illustrative report, a 7-year-old child with acute influenza A infection developed an unsuspected fatal secondary infection caused by group A streptococcus. The diagnosis of bacterial myopericarditis was made at autopsy.

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