Spinal epidural abscess from group A Streptococcus after varicella infection: a case report and review of the literature.

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serval:BIB_B34587A03733
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Title
Spinal epidural abscess from group A Streptococcus after varicella infection: a case report and review of the literature.
Journal
Child's Nervous System
Author(s)
Cossu G., Farhane M.A., Daniel R.T., Messerer M.
ISSN
1433-0350 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0256-7040
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Number
12
Pages
2129-2133
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a very rare condition in pediatric patients. Varicella zoster infection could be a predisposing factor, and SEA should be suspected in patients with signs of secondary bacterial infection and even mild neurological signs.
CLINICAL CASE: We describe here a case of a 30-month-old girl with a history of remitting varicella infection, diagnosed for a lumbar epidural abscess and sacro-ileitis, secondary to group A Streptococcus (GAS).
DISCUSSION: This is the third case of SEA from GAS reported in the literature in a pediatric population with varicella infection. We discuss here the clinical presentation and the diagnostic challenges for SEA in childhood through a review of the literature.
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