Bacterial Pneumonia Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes Infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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A 78-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of fever lasting for 4 days. His white blood cell count and C-reactive protein level were elevated and computed tomography of the chest showed bronchopneumonia in the right upper lobe of the lung. Streptococcus pyogenes was detected from sputum and blood culture samples on admission and… (More)

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