Group A streptococcal appendicitis in a patient with AIDS

Jo Ann M. Tufariello, Ronald N. Kaleya, Robert S. Klein

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A man with AIDS developed appendicitis and bacteremia caused by Group A streptococcus, neither of which is considered an opportunistic infection. Group A streptococcus is rarely implicated in appendicitis in children and has not previously been reported in an adult. Immunodeficiency might have predisposed the patient to this unusual infection. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-172
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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