בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים", מובא להלן קישור למאמר בלבד. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
The Streptococcus anginosus group (SAG, S. anginosus, S. intermedius and S. constellatus) are often associated with severe disease and abscess formation.
In our institution, we observed an apparent increase in frequency of intraorbital and intracranial infections resulting from SAG at Texas Children’s Hospital.
We undertook a retrospective review to describe the frequency and clinical features of these infections.
We reviewed the database of the microbiology laboratory at Texas Children’s Hospital from 2011 to 2018 for SAG-positive cultures.
Cases included were those associated with (1) either otitis media or sinusitis and (2) Pott’s puffy tumor, orbital abscesses, mastoiditis, epidural abscesses, subdural empyema, brain parenchymal abscesses or dural enhancement by imaging.
The number of overall diagnoses were determined using diagnostic codes and used to estimate the proportion of disease caused by SAG.