Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus infection in twin infants

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr;53(4):1419-22. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02725-14. Epub 2015 Jan 21.

Abstract

Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus, previously known as Streptococcus bovis biotype II.2, is an uncommon pathogen in neonates. Nevertheless, it can cause severe neonatal sepsis and meningitis often clinically indistinguishable from those caused by group B streptococci and has been associated with considerable morbidity. We report the first known cases of S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus infection in twin infants.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / pathology
  • Sepsis / drug therapy
  • Sepsis / microbiology*
  • Sepsis / pathology
  • Streptococcal Infections / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / pathology
  • Streptococcus / classification*
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification
  • Twins

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents