Scientific article
Case report

Fulminant liver failure in a child with invasive group A streptococcal infection

Published inEuropean journal of pediatrics, vol. 162, no. 4, p. 245-247
Publication date2003

Liver involvement is mentioned in streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, but never as fulminant liver failure (FLF). We report the case of a 2-year-old child who developed isolated FLF secondary to invasive group A streptococcal infection without shock due to a M1T1-type strain expressing speA, speB and speC toxin genes. On antibiotics, he recovered rapidly without liver transplantation.

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Toxins/biosynthesis/genetics
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clindamycin/therapeutic use
  • Exotoxins/biosynthesis/genetics
  • Humans
  • Liver Failure/drug therapy/microbiology
  • Male
  • Penicillin G/therapeutic use
  • Penicillins/therapeutic use
  • Streptococcal Infections/complications/drug therapy/genetics
  • Streptococcus pyogenes/genetics/metabolism
Citation (ISO format)
BIESEL-DESTHIEUX, Marie-Noëlle Christine M. et al. Fulminant liver failure in a child with invasive group A streptococcal infection. In: European journal of pediatrics, 2003, vol. 162, n° 4, p. 245–247. doi: 10.1007/s00431-002-1137-z
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ISSN of the journal0340-6199

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