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, 38 (4), 589-92

A Rare Case of Infant Sepsis Due to the emm-89 Genotype of Group A Streptococcus Within a Community-Acquired Cluster

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A Rare Case of Infant Sepsis Due to the emm-89 Genotype of Group A Streptococcus Within a Community-Acquired Cluster

Salvatore Pignanelli et al. New Microbiol.

Abstract

Invasive Group A Streptococcus disease is a severe and sometimes life-threatening infection with only few cases reported in literature. We describe the case of a 49-day-old male infant with invasive Group A Streptococcus infection characterized by acute otitis media and development of septicemia within a probably community-acquired cluster. The causative agent resulted to be a rare emm-89 genotype of Streptococcus pyogenes. Group A Streptococcus must be considered responsible for sepsis in newborns and young infants.

Keywords: Acute otitis media; Group A Streptococcus; Sepsis; Streptococcus pyogenes; emm-89 genotype.

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