Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 28

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

Abstract

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.