First human case report of sepsis due to infection with Streptococcus suis serotype 31 in Thailand

@inproceedings{Hatrongjit2015FirstHC,
  title={First human case report of sepsis due to infection with Streptococcus suis serotype 31 in Thailand},
  author={Rujirat Hatrongjit and Anusak Kerdsin and Marcelo Gottschalk and Dan Takeuchi and Shigeyuki Hamada and Kazunori Oishi and Yukihiro Akeda},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic pathogen that causes invasive infections in humans and pigs. It has been reported that S. suis infection in humans is mostly caused by serotype 2. However, human cases caused by other serotypes have rarely been reported. This is the first report of a human case of infection with S. suis serotype 31 in Thailand. CASE PRESENTATION A 55-year-old male alcohol misuser with liver cirrhosis was admitted with sepsis to a hospital in the Central Region of… CONTINUE READING
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