Streptococcus suis-related prosthetic joint infection and streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome in a pig farmer in the United States

Eric Gomez, Cassie C. Kennedy, Marcelo Gottschalk, Scott A. Cunningham, Robin Patel, Abinash Virk

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Abstract

Streptococcus suis is an emerging swine-associated zoonotic agent that can cause meningitis and septicemia in humans. We present, to our knowledge, the first case of S. suis arthroplasty infection and streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome due to an nonencapsulated serotype 5 strain in North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2254-2258
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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