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

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Streptococcus
Meningitis
Streptococcal Infections
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Pharyngitis
Consciousness
Nausea
Vomiting
Headache
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Fever
Physicians
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • group A Streptococcus
  • meningitis

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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.

Group A streptococcal meningitis. / Lin, Hsi Hsun; Liu, Yung Ching; Chiou, Chen Chia; Cheng, Deh Lin.

In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, Vol. 95, No. 10, 1996, p. 802-803.

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Lin, HH, Liu, YC, Chiou, CC & Cheng, DL 1996, 'Group A streptococcal meningitis', Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, vol. 95, no. 10, pp. 802-803.
Lin, Hsi Hsun ; Liu, Yung Ching ; Chiou, Chen Chia ; Cheng, Deh Lin. / Group A streptococcal meningitis. In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi. 1996 ; Vol. 95, No. 10. pp. 802-803.
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