Group C streptococcal pleurisy and pneumonia: a fulminant case and review of the literature

Infection. Jul-Aug 1990;18(4):239-41. doi: 10.1007/BF01643397.

Abstract

A 30-year-old, previously healthy patient developed a pleurisy and pneumonia due to group C streptococcus, with multiple medical complications, including bilateral empyemas. Eight other reported cases of group C streptococcal pneumonia are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pleurisy / diet therapy
  • Pleurisy / epidemiology
  • Pleurisy / microbiology*
  • Pneumonia / diet therapy
  • Pneumonia / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia / microbiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / diet therapy
  • Streptococcal Infections / epidemiology
  • Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents