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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 148-151

Profile of fatal Streptococcal bacteraemia at a tertiary care Indian hospital


Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center Trauma Centre, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Delhi - 110 029, India

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P Punia
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center Trauma Centre, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.148424

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Streptococcus pyogenes causes mild to acutely life-threatening diseases. Herein, we report our experience with five cases of fatal bacteraemia due to various groups of Streptococci, three of them due to Group G Streptococcus and one case each due to Group A Streptococcus and Group F Streptococcus. The peculiarity of all these cases was the rapidity of deaths occurring in these patients despite all the strains being sensitive to Penicillin. Hence, timely intervention in all suspected cases is strongly advocated. All isolates of beta-haemolytic Streptococci should be identified up till the species level and antimicrobial susceptibility be performed so that proper and early management can be done.






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