A case of septicemide caused by infection due to hemolytic group C streptococcus (Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equimilis)

Sayaka Hayashida, Shiori Saigo, Manabu Hamada, Yoichi Moroi, Kazunori Urabe, Masutaka Furue

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A 37-year-old male was admitted to our hospital in May 2002 because of severe pain in both lower extremities and the back accompanied by a 4-day history of high fever. He had undergone total aortic arch replacement for acute aortic dissection on 1994 and 2001. On admission, he had shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation and acute renal failure. Furthermore, he developed erythema on the left thigh and both feet and purpura on his right fingers. A histopathologic examination of the erythema revealed the presence of many neutrophils and gram-positive bacterial colonies in the subcutaneous tissues. β-hemolytic group C streptococcus (Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equimilis) was detected from skin and blood cultures. The diagnosis of septicemide was confirmed. Imaging tests failed to detect the primary focus of the infection, and the patient died on the 18th day of hospitalization in spite of intensive care. Autopsy revealed the presence of abscesses at the patient's artificial vessel graft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-598
Number of pages5
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

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Erythema
Streptococcus
Purpura
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Subcutaneous Tissue
Critical Care
Thigh
Infection
Thoracic Aorta
Acute Kidney Injury
Abscess
Fingers
Dissection
Foot
Lower Extremity
Autopsy
Shock
Hospitalization
Neutrophils
Fever

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A case of septicemide caused by infection due to hemolytic group C streptococcus (Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equimilis). / Hayashida, Sayaka; Saigo, Shiori; Hamada, Manabu; Moroi, Yoichi; Urabe, Kazunori; Furue, Masutaka.

In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 66, No. 6, 01.12.2004, p. 594-598.

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Hayashida, Sayaka ; Saigo, Shiori ; Hamada, Manabu ; Moroi, Yoichi ; Urabe, Kazunori ; Furue, Masutaka. / A case of septicemide caused by infection due to hemolytic group C streptococcus (Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equimilis). In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology. 2004 ; Vol. 66, No. 6. pp. 594-598.
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