Group A streptococcus bacteremia at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

@article{Moses1995GroupAS,
  title={Group A streptococcus bacteremia at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.},
  author={Allon E. Moses and Dror Mevorach and Galia Rahav and T. G. Sacks and Alberto Simhon and Mervyn Shapiro},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1393-5}
}
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 61% of the cases. Septic shock developed in 13 patients. The overall mortality rate was 15%. An… CONTINUE READING