Group A streptococcal brain abscess in children: two case reports and a review of the literature

Guy Hazan, Eyal Kristal, Michael Gideon, Vadim Tzudikov, Yuval Cavari, Yariv Fruchtman, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Eugene Leibovitz, Isaac Lazar, Rimma Melamed

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Abstract

Brain abscesses caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS) are infrequently encountered in children. We present two cases of brain abscess (one cerebellar and one located in the temporal lobe) due to GAS infection occurring in close temporal proximity in previously healthy young children living in different geographic areas of southern Israel. The relevant literature since 2000, in the context of recent epidemiological data reporting an increase in the incidence of invasive GAS infections, is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalInfectious Diseases
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain abscess
  • children
  • computerized tomography
  • group A Streptococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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