Group a streptococcus bacteremia at the hadassah medical center in Jerusalem

Allon E. Moses, Dror Mevorach, Galia Rahav, Theodore Sacks, Albert Simhon, Mervyn Shapiro

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Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia occurred in 104 patients over a 6-year period, during which time the annual incidence remained constant. The clinical and epidemiologic characteristics are described for 90 of these patients. Of the 90 patients, 90% had community-acquired infection, and 77% had an underlying illness predisposing them to infection. Skin infection was the cause of bacteremia in 615r% of the cases. Septic shock developed in 13 patients. The overall mortality rate was 15%. An increased likelihood of death was associated with septic shock and diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1393-1395
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes


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