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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