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Article: Streptococcus zooepidemicus (Lancefield group C) septicaemia in Hong Kong

TitleStreptococcus zooepidemicus (Lancefield group C) septicaemia in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1990
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinf
Citation
Journal Of Infection, 1990, v. 21 n. 3, p. 241-250 How to Cite?
AbstractThe clinical findings relating to 11 patients in Hong Kong (HK) and to 43 patients described elsewhere, all with Streptococcus zooepidemicus septicaemia, are reviewed. There was a particular association with cardiovascular disease (27%) with seven cases of endocarditis, three of abdominal aortic aneurysm and two of deep venous thrombosis. Associations not previously reported included two cases of pharyngitis and two patients with persistent post-operative fever. The overall mortality was 22%. Both human and porcine strains of S. zooepidemicus from HK did not hydrolyse aesculin in contrast to the aesculin-positive biotypes reported previously. HK strains also had very mucoid colonies and capsules of hyaluronic acid were seen in electron micrographs. Samples of chromosomal DNA, extracted by means of HindIII restriction endonuclease, of strains from human beings and pigs were identical. The MIC of penicillin for all strains was ≤ 0.03 mg/l but the MBC for all was > 32 mg/l. Penicillin alone is generally sufficient for cure but combination with an aminoglycoside may be indicated in seriously ill patients. In our locality, pigs were incriminated as a possible source of human infection whereas consumption of contaminated dairy products is important elsewhere.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157241
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dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorSeto, WHen_US
dc.contributor.authorChoi, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChau, PYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:48:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:48:20Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Infection, 1990, v. 21 n. 3, p. 241-250en_US
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157241-
dc.description.abstractThe clinical findings relating to 11 patients in Hong Kong (HK) and to 43 patients described elsewhere, all with Streptococcus zooepidemicus septicaemia, are reviewed. There was a particular association with cardiovascular disease (27%) with seven cases of endocarditis, three of abdominal aortic aneurysm and two of deep venous thrombosis. Associations not previously reported included two cases of pharyngitis and two patients with persistent post-operative fever. The overall mortality was 22%. Both human and porcine strains of S. zooepidemicus from HK did not hydrolyse aesculin in contrast to the aesculin-positive biotypes reported previously. HK strains also had very mucoid colonies and capsules of hyaluronic acid were seen in electron micrographs. Samples of chromosomal DNA, extracted by means of HindIII restriction endonuclease, of strains from human beings and pigs were identical. The MIC of penicillin for all strains was ≤ 0.03 mg/l but the MBC for all was > 32 mg/l. Penicillin alone is generally sufficient for cure but combination with an aminoglycoside may be indicated in seriously ill patients. In our locality, pigs were incriminated as a possible source of human infection whereas consumption of contaminated dairy products is important elsewhere.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infectionen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMicroscopy, Electronen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshSepsis - Complications - Epidemiology - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infections - Complications - Epidemiology - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshStreptococcusen_US
dc.subject.meshSwineen_US
dc.titleStreptococcus zooepidemicus (Lancefield group C) septicaemia in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYuen, KY:kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0163-4453(90)93885-Ven_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage241en_US
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1990EJ74000002-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYuen, KY=36078079100en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSeto, WH=7005799377en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChoi, CH=36872107800en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNg, W=36787042500en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHo, SW=7403717174en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChau, PY=36509704300en_US

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