Deep sternal wound infection caused by group G streptococcus after open-heart surgery

Juan Sarria, Alejandro Perez-Verdia, Robert C. Kimbrough, Ana M. Vidal

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Abstract

We report the first case of deep sternal wound infection caused by group G Streptococcus after open-heart surgery. The patient's clinical presentation was nonspecific and his diagnosis was delayed. Surgical debridement and a 4-week course of intravenous antibiotics consisting of sequential penicillin plus gentamicin/ceftriaxone led to recovery. Group G Streptococcus should be suspected as an important postoperative pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume327
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Wound Infection
Streptococcus
Thoracic Surgery
Ceftriaxone
Delayed Diagnosis
Debridement
Gentamicins
Penicillins
Anti-Bacterial Agents

Keywords

  • Group G Streptococcus
  • Sternal infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Deep sternal wound infection caused by group G streptococcus after open-heart surgery. / Sarria, Juan; Perez-Verdia, Alejandro; Kimbrough, Robert C.; Vidal, Ana M.

In: American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Vol. 327, No. 5, 05.2004, p. 253-254.

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Sarria, Juan ; Perez-Verdia, Alejandro ; Kimbrough, Robert C. ; Vidal, Ana M. / Deep sternal wound infection caused by group G streptococcus after open-heart surgery. In: American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2004 ; Vol. 327, No. 5. pp. 253-254.
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