A 10-year observational study of Streptococcus dysgalactiae bacteraemia in adults: frequent occurrence among female intravenous drug users.

Ruppen, Corinne; Rasmussen, Magnus; Casanova, Carlo; Sendi, Parham (2017). A 10-year observational study of Streptococcus dysgalactiae bacteraemia in adults: frequent occurrence among female intravenous drug users. Swiss medical weekly, 147(w14469), w14469. EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2017.14469

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Beta-haemolytic streptococci of groups C and G have become increasingly recognized as causes of invasive human infections. We reviewed clinical and molecular characteristics of Streptococcus dysgalactiae isolates that caused bacteraemia in adults from 2006 to 2015. Among 67 episodes, skin and soft-tissue infections (43%) and emm types stG62647.0 (26%) were the most frequent clinical manifestation and emm type, respectively. Nineteen (28%) episodes occurred in intravenous drug users (75% women). Our observational study shows similarities to but also differences from other reports. The former include the most frequent clinical presentations, and the most frequently found emm types. This report highlights a relatively high proportion of female intravenous drug users among S. dysgalactiae bacteraemia episodes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > General Bacteriology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Ruppen, Corinne; Casanova, Carlo and Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1424-7860

Publisher:

EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

25 Oct 2017 16:18

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2017 02:20

Publisher DOI:

10.4414/smw.2017.14469

PubMed ID:

28750420

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.102457

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/102457

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