Group G streptococcal endocarditis-associated hemophagocytic syndrome.

@article{Naffaa2013GroupGS,
  title={Group G streptococcal endocarditis-associated hemophagocytic syndrome.},
  author={Mohammad E Naffaa and Janan Awad and I lana Oren and Eyal Braun and Noa Lavi},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={
          e1237-9
        }
}
We report the case of a 28-year-old previously healthy male who presented with a 1-week history of fever, headache, vomiting, and jaundice. Blood cultures were positive for group G streptococci and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated vegetations on the aortic valve, leading to a definitive diagnosis of infective endocarditis. The combination of fever, splenomegaly, anemia, thrombocytopenia, hypertriglyceridemia, elevated ferritin level, low natural killer (NK) cell activity, and… CONTINUE READING