Septic Arthritis caused by Group A Streptococcus in Newborn: An Unusual Presentation 1143-1144
Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College
and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam,
Pondicherry - 607402. India.
Streptococcal sepsis in neonates is a potentially lethal condition. A wide spectrum of clinical presentations has been often reported in Group B Streptococcal infections in neonates. Bone and joint infections which are caused by Group B Streptococcus are also encountered frequently, but they have not yet been reported in case of Group A Streptococcal infection in neonates. Here, we are reporting a case of septic arthritis and late onset neonatal sepsis which were caused by Group A Streptococcus in a full term, healthy baby.