Infections due to group C streptococci in man.

  title={Infections due to group C streptococci in man.},
  author={David N. Mohr and Dietrich Feist and John A. Washington and Phillipe Hermans},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={66 3},
Although a common cause of infection in animals, group C streptococci are rarely noted to be pathogenic in man. A total of 150,000 blood cultures obtained at the Mayo Clinic from 1968 to 1977 revealed group C streptococci in only eight patients. Acute bacterial endocarditis, meningitis, pheumonia, cellulitis and bacteremia due to group C streptococci are described in a host who had undergone immunosuppression (immunosuppressed host), and the relatively few cases previously reported are reviewed… CONTINUE READING