[Perianal streptococcal dermatitis caused by β-hemolytic group G streptococci in two adults]

Hautarzt. 2011 Feb;62(2):131-3. doi: 10.1007/s00105-010-1977-9.
[Article in German]


Perianal streptococcal dermatitis is generally considered a childhood disorder caused by β-hemolytic group A streptococci. It should also be considered in cases of therapy-refractory gluteal erythema in adults. We report two cases of perianal streptococcal dermatitis in adults. In both, the microbiological examination of the skin swabs showed β-hemolytic group G streptococci. Therapy of choice is penicillin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis / diagnosis*
  • Dermatitis / microbiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Proctitis / diagnosis*
  • Proctitis / microbiology*
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial / diagnosis*
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Streptococcal Infections / microbiology
  • Streptococcus / classification
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification