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Cine y Pediatría 8
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Vol. 15 - Num. 60

Clinical Reviews

Bacterial meningitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes: literature review

Estefanía Ballesteros Moyaa, Laura Herrera Castillob, Luis Escosa Garcíac, Maria Pilar Romero Gonzalezd, Fernando Lázaro Peronae, María Isabel De José Gómezf

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
bPediatría. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Urgencias. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
dFarmacéutica. Hospital La Paz. Madrid. Madrid. España.
eFarmacéutico. Hospital La Paz. Madrid. Madrid. España.
fMédico. Hospital La Paz. Madrid. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: E Ballesteros . E-mail: estefania0687@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Ballesteros Moya E, Herrera Castillo L, Escosa García L, Romero Gonzalez MP, Lázaro Perona F, De José Gómez MI. Bacterial meningitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes: literature review. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:345.e173-e176.

Published in Internet: 07-01-2014

Abstract

Introduction: Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) is a rare cause of meningitis despite being a common source of pediatric infections in other sites.

Material and methods: A search was performed of the pediatric patients with S. pyogenes bacteremia in the microbiology database of the Hospital Infantil La Paz from June 2002 until June 2012.

Results: A single case of S. pyogenes meningitis was found and is reported in this article.

Conclusions: Despite its low incidence, S. pyogenes should be considered in the differential diagnosis of meningitis, particularly in patients with associated risk factors.

Keywords

Periorbital cellulitis Streptococcus pyogenes

 

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