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Clin Infect Dis. 1994 Jan;18(1):91-3.

Fatal group A streptococcal meningitis and toxic shock-like syndrome: case report.

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Department of Pathology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston.

Abstract

A previously healthy 8-year-old girl presented with flu-like symptoms, developed toxic shock-like syndrome, and died within 48 hours. At autopsy she was found to have purulent meningitis. The group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus isolated from her CSF was a member of clone ET 2. This strain produced a variant form of streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A (SPEA 2) that has recently been associated with widespread toxic shock-like syndrome.

PMID:
8054439
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/18.1.91
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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