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J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Dec;44(12):4613-5. Epub 2006 Oct 25.

Brain abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in a previously healthy child.

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Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, MC 5041, San Diego, CA 92123, USA. wdehority@ucsd.edu

Abstract

Responsible for many childhood diseases, group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a rare cause of central nervous system infections. We report the case of a previously healthy boy with brain abscesses caused by M/emm type 12 GAS and review the case in the context of the published literature and recent epidemiological data.

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17065264
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PMC1698393
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10.1128/JCM.01724-06
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