Invasive Group-A Streptococcal Infection in an Allograft Recipient

Lee, Ellen H.; Ferguson, Dayna; Jernigan, Daniel; Greenwald, Melissa; Coté, Timothy; Bos, Jon E.; Guarner, Jeannette; Zaki, Sherif; Schuchat, Anne; Beall, Bernard; Srinivasan, Arjun
September 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 9, p2044
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 17 year-old boy who went through ligament repair and allograft implantation. A day after, the boy suffered pain and erythema at the site of the surgery. The boy underwent arthrotomy of the knee and fasciotomy of the thigh and the allograft tissue was removed. Upon examination, the explanted tissue showed growth of group-A streptococci. The article discusses the first time group-A streptococcal infection was transmitted from implanted graft tissues.


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