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Vol. 15 - Num. 59

Clinical Reviews

Recurrent urticaria associated with group Streptococcus pyogenes infection

Maria Pilar López Sáeza, Paola Carrillo Fernández-Paredesb, Ángel Julio Huertas Amorósc, Juan Antonio Pagán Alemána

aServicio de Alergología. Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca. Murcia. España.
bMIR-Alergología. Servicio de Alergología. Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca. Murcia. España.
cServicio de Alergología. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Cartagena. Cartagena. Murcia. España.

Correspondence: MP López . E-mail: mpilarlopezsaez@yahoo.es

Reference of this article: López Sáez MP, Carrillo Fernández-Paredes P, Huertas Amorós AJ, Pagán Alemán JA. Recurrent urticaria associated with group Streptococcus pyogenes infection. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:245.e89-e91.

Published in Internet: 13-09-2013

Abstract

We present a case of relapsing acute urticaria in a three years old girl who after the study only showed a high value of ASLO (antistreptolysin O titer).

The disappearance of urticaria after intramuscular penicillin G benzathine treatment, together with the ASLO normalization, suggested that the etiology of this could be recurrent Streptococcal infections.

We conclude the importance of including ASLO determination in the diagnostic protocol of urticaria, allowing early diagnosis and treatment of Group A Streptococcus infections.

Keywords

Streptococcus pyogenes Urticaria

 

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