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Article Number - A45D7EB53475


Vol.6(2), pp. 6-10 , June 2015
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2015.0061
ISSN: 2141-2405



Case Report

An autopsy case of Group A Streptococcus meningoencephalitis



Yasuhiro Kakiuchi*
  • Yasuhiro Kakiuchi*
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan.
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Nozomi Idota
  • Nozomi Idota
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan.
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Mami Nakamura
  • Mami Nakamura
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan.
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Hiroshi Ikegaya
  • Hiroshi Ikegaya
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan.
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 Received: 07 February 2015  Accepted: 09 June 2015  Published: 30 June 2015

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Group A Streptococcus (GAS), which frequently colonizes the oropharynx, causes significant morbidity worldwide due to invasive infections such as pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, bacteremia and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. However, this organism does not usually invade the central nervous system. Here, we report the autopsy of an adult Japanese patient who died from a fulminant infection, and examination of her cerebrospinal fluid and blood cultures showed GAS.

 

Keywords: Group A streptococcus, Meningitis, Cerebrospinal fluid and blood cultures.

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APA Kakiuchi*, Y., Idota, N., Nakamura, M., & Ikegaya, H. (2015). An autopsy case of Group A Streptococcus meningoencephalitis. Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine, 6(2), 6-10.
Chicago Yasuhiro Kakiuchi, Nozomi Idota, Mami Nakamura and Hiroshi Ikegaya. "An autopsy case of Group A Streptococcus meningoencephalitis." Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine 6, no. 2 (2015): 6-10.
MLA Yasuhiro Kakiuchi, et al. "An autopsy case of Group A Streptococcus meningoencephalitis." Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine 6.2 (2015): 6-10.
   
DOI 10.5897/JCPFM2015.0061
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JCPFM/article-abstract/A45D7EB53475

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