Medical College of Wisconsin
CTSICores SearchResearch InformaticsREDCap

Group B streptococcal cellulitis of perineum and lower abdomen: report of one case. Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi 1996 Mar-Apr;37(2):135-7

Date

03/01/1996

Pubmed ID

8935414

Abstract

This report describes a 4-week-old female baby with disseminated group B streptococcus (GBS) infection. The illness began as a swelling with violaceous hue of perineum and lower abdomen, a manifestation that may be falsely attributed to a traumatic injury. GBS septicemia, meningitis and cellulitis of lower abdomen was confirmed by cultures. This case illustrated an unusual presentation of GBS infection as cellulitis of lower abdomen. The presence of concurrent septicemia and meningitis in this case indicated that a more extensive diagnostic work-up and a more aggressive therapeutic approach are needed for young infants with cellulitis.

Author List

Chen HJ, Lee PI, Huang LM, Teng RJ, Tsou Yau KI, Lee CY

Author

Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Ampicillin
Cefotaxime
Cellulitis
Drug Therapy, Combination
Female
Humans
Infant
Meningitis, Bacterial
Perineum
Sepsis
Streptococcal Infections
Streptococcus agalactiae
jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0