• Twenty-six patients with bacteremia caused by group G streptococci were seen during a 29-month period. Our findings suggest that the epidemiology of these infections has not changed appreciably during the last 15 years. The disease occurs most commonly as an acute community-acquired infection in older persons with underlying conditions predisposing to skin breakdown. Patients with these bacteremias fall into three categories: those with associated cutaneous infection only; those with serious focal infection; and those with probable infection. Underlying neoplastic conditions were relatively uncommon (25%) in our series compared with others (65%). In contrast to recent reports emphasizing this complication, endocarditis was uncommon in our patients. A prompt response to therapy with β-lactam antibiotics occurred in most of our patients.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:58-61)
Watsky KL, Kollisch N, Densen P. Group G Streptococcal Bacteremia: The Clinical Experience at Boston University Medical Center and a Critical Review of the Literature. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(1):58–61. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360010078011
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