Neonatal Cellulitis and Sepsis Caused by Group A Streptococcus
We report a case of late onset neonatal invasive group A streptococcal disease characterized with rapidly progressing cellulitis and development of sepsis. The infection was acquired from benign and mild skin infection of the child’s mother. The causative agent was group A streptococcus, belonging to the emm type 53.2, which usually causes mild skin disease.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Mother and Child Health Care Institute “Dr Vukan Cupic”, Belgrade, Serbia 2: Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia 3: Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia
Publication date: September 1, 2010