Group C streptococcal osteomyelitis

J Pediatr Orthop. May-Jun 1986;6(3):346-8. doi: 10.1097/01241398-198605000-00016.


A case of hematogenous osteomyelitis due to a group C Streptococcus (Streptococcus equisimilis) is presented because of the unusual nature of the infecting organism. Group C streptococci are common pathogens in animals but are infrequent causes of human infections. Of therapeutic concern is the observation that these isolates are frequently penicillin-tolerant. For this reason, it is important to speciate beta-hemolytic streptococcal isolates and to perform antimicrobial susceptibility studies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Child, Preschool
  • Femur* / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*
  • Osteomyelitis / drug therapy
  • Penicillin G / therapeutic use
  • Sepsis / diagnosis
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification


  • Penicillin G