Group G Streptococcal Bacteremia in Jerusalem

  title={Group G Streptococcal Bacteremia in Jerusalem},
  author={Ronit Cohen-Poradosu and Joseph Jaffe and David Lavi and Sigal Grisariu-Greenzaid and Ran Nir-Paz and Lea Valinsky and Mary Dan-Goor and Colin S. Block and Bernard W. Beall and Allon E. Moses},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Group G Streptococcus (GGS) can cause severe infections, including bacteremia. These organisms often express a surface protein homologous to the Streptococcus pyogenes M protein. We retrospectively studied the characteristics of patients from the Hadassah Medical Center with GGS bacteremia from 1989 to 2000. Ninety-four cases of GGS bacteremia were identified in 84 patients. The median age was 62 years, 54% were males, and 92% had underlying diseases (35% had a malignancy, and 35% had diabetes… CONTINUE READING


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