Group A streptococcal meningitis

Hsi Hsun Lin, Yung Ching Liu, Chen Chia Chiou, Deh Lin Cheng

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Abstract

Meningitis due to group A Streptococcus is uncommon. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. In this paper, we report a case of a 19-year-old man who presented with fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and a decrease in level of consciousness. Five days prior to admission, he had an episode of acute pharyngitis. Group A Streptococcus was isolated from both the cerebrospinal fluid and blood. He recovered without sequelae after therapy with penicillin G for 2 weeks. Physicians should be aware that group A streptococcal infection may cause meningitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-803
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Volume95
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • group A Streptococcus
  • meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Lin, H. H., Liu, Y. C., Chiou, C. C., & Cheng, D. L. (1996). Group A streptococcal meningitis. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, 95(10), 802-803.