Group A streptococcal meningitis in a patient with palmoplantar pustulosis

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man with a 10-year history of palmoplantar pustulosis, a recent history of cranial surgery and a persistent upper airway infection presented with a high fever and deep coma. The patient was diagnosed with Group A Streptococcal meningitis and promptly treated with antibiotics. Although his general condition recovered well, sensorineural hearing loss and facial palsy remained. Group A Streptococcal meningitis is a rare condition, and its typical clinical picture and epidemiological features remain poorly understood. Physicians need to be more aware of this infection, which is extremely rare but frequently causes various complications and yields a high mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2675-2678
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume52
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Central nervous infection
  • Cranial surgery
  • Invasive streptococcal infection
  • Palmoplantar pustulosis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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