Invasive Group A Streptococcus disease is a severe and sometimes life-threatening infection with only few cases reported in literature. We describe the case of a 49-day-old male infant with invasive Group A Streptococcus infection characterized by acute otitis media and development of septicemia within a probably community-acquired cluster. The causative agent resulted to be a rare emm-89 genotype of Streptococcus pyogenes. Group A Streptococcus must be considered responsible for sepsis in newborns and young infants.

A rare case of infant sepsis due to the emm-89 genotype of Group A Streptococcus within a community-acquired cluster

PULCRANO, Giovanna;CATANIA, MARIA ROSARIA;
2015

Abstract

Invasive Group A Streptococcus disease is a severe and sometimes life-threatening infection with only few cases reported in literature. We describe the case of a 49-day-old male infant with invasive Group A Streptococcus infection characterized by acute otitis media and development of septicemia within a probably community-acquired cluster. The causative agent resulted to be a rare emm-89 genotype of Streptococcus pyogenes. Group A Streptococcus must be considered responsible for sepsis in newborns and young infants.
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