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Severe Staphylococcal Infections in Young Children: The Isolation of Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus with a Specific Bacteriophage Pattern

Severe Staphylococcal Infections in Young Children: The Isolation of Micrococcus Pyogenes Var.... Abstract During the fourth week of June, 1956, strains of coagulase-positive hemolytic Staphylococcus pyogenes var. Aureus (Micrococcus pyogenes var. Aureus), apparently highly virulent for infants, were isolated from seven patients either at the time of admission to The Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, or shortly thereafter. Six of these patients were critically ill, four with pneumonia and empyema, one with pneumonia and a large deep intramuscular abscess, and one with pneumonia. The seventh infant was seriously ill with a large abscess. Our attention was attracted not only by the unusual number of infants with pneumonia at that season of the year but also by their critical clinical condition. One of the critically ill infants with pneumonia and empyema died on the second hospital day, and postmortem cultures from lung, empyema fluid, and middle ear were positive for coagulase-positive hemolytic S. pyogenes var. aureus. A second critically ill infant with pneumonia and empyema was References 1. Shaffer, T. E.; Baldwin, J. N.; Rheins, M. S., and Sylvester, R. F., Jr.: Staphylococcal Infections in Newborn Infants: I. Study of an Epidemic among Infants and Nursing Mothers , Pediatrics 18:750 ( (Nov.) ) 1956. 2. Shaffer, T. E.: Staphylococcal Infections , Pediatrics 18:336 ( (Aug.) ) 1956. 3. Baldwin, J. N.; Rheins, M. S.; Sylvester, R. F., Jr., and Shaffer, T. E.: Staphylococcal Infections in Newborn Infants: III. Colonization of Newborn Infants by Staphylococcus Pyogenes , A. M. A. J. Dis. Child. 94:107 ( (Aug.) ) 1957.Crossref 4. Peeples, G. S. T.: Staphylococcal Infection: Morbidity and Mortality, Weekly Report , U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service 6:2 ( (Feb. 22) ) 1957. 5. Blair, J. E., in discussion on Cooper, M. L., and Keller, H. M.: Acute, Severe Infections in Young Children Due to Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus with a Specific Bacteriophage Pattern, read at the Annual Meeting of The Society of American Bacteriologists, Detroit, May 1, 1957. 6. Bynoe, E. T., in discussion on Cooper, M. L., and Keller, H. M.: Acute, Severe Infections in Young Children Due to Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus with a Specific Bacteriophage Pattern, read at the Annual Meeting of The Society of American Bacteriologists, Detroit, May 1, 1957. 7. Stinebring, W. A.; Bass, J. A., and Redmond, R.: A Study of a Hospital Outbreak of Staphylococcal Infections: II. Phage Typing and Virulence Studies , Bact. Proc. , p. 97 ( (May) ) 1957. 8. Wysham, D. N.; Mulhern, M. E.; Navarre, G. C.; LaVeck, G. D.; Kennan, A. L., and Giedt, W. R.: Staphylococcal Infections in an Obstetric Unit: I. Epidemiologic Studies of Pyoderma Neonatorum , New England J. Med. 257:295 ( (Aug. 15) ) 1957.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Severe Staphylococcal Infections in Young Children: The Isolation of Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus with a Specific Bacteriophage Pattern

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Abstract During the fourth week of June, 1956, strains of coagulase-positive hemolytic Staphylococcus pyogenes var. Aureus (Micrococcus pyogenes var. Aureus), apparently highly virulent for infants, were isolated from seven patients either at the time of admission to The Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, or shortly thereafter. Six of these patients were critically ill, four with pneumonia and empyema, one with pneumonia and a large deep intramuscular abscess, and one with pneumonia. The seventh infant was seriously ill with a large abscess. Our attention was attracted not only by the unusual number of infants with pneumonia at that season of the year but also by their critical clinical condition. One of the critically ill infants with pneumonia and empyema died on the second hospital day, and postmortem cultures from lung, empyema fluid, and middle ear were positive for coagulase-positive hemolytic S. pyogenes var. aureus. A second critically ill infant with pneumonia and empyema was References 1. Shaffer, T. E.; Baldwin, J. N.; Rheins, M. S., and Sylvester, R. F., Jr.: Staphylococcal Infections in Newborn Infants: I. Study of an Epidemic among Infants and Nursing Mothers , Pediatrics 18:750 ( (Nov.) ) 1956. 2. Shaffer, T. E.: Staphylococcal Infections , Pediatrics 18:336 ( (Aug.) ) 1956. 3. Baldwin, J. N.; Rheins, M. S.; Sylvester, R. F., Jr., and Shaffer, T. E.: Staphylococcal Infections in Newborn Infants: III. Colonization of Newborn Infants by Staphylococcus Pyogenes , A. M. A. J. Dis. Child. 94:107 ( (Aug.) ) 1957.Crossref 4. Peeples, G. S. T.: Staphylococcal Infection: Morbidity and Mortality, Weekly Report , U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service 6:2 ( (Feb. 22) ) 1957. 5. Blair, J. E., in discussion on Cooper, M. L., and Keller, H. M.: Acute, Severe Infections in Young Children Due to Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus with a Specific Bacteriophage Pattern, read at the Annual Meeting of The Society of American Bacteriologists, Detroit, May 1, 1957. 6. Bynoe, E. T., in discussion on Cooper, M. L., and Keller, H. M.: Acute, Severe Infections in Young Children Due to Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus with a Specific Bacteriophage Pattern, read at the Annual Meeting of The Society of American Bacteriologists, Detroit, May 1, 1957. 7. Stinebring, W. A.; Bass, J. A., and Redmond, R.: A Study of a Hospital Outbreak of Staphylococcal Infections: II. Phage Typing and Virulence Studies , Bact. Proc. , p. 97 ( (May) ) 1957. 8. Wysham, D. N.; Mulhern, M. E.; Navarre, G. C.; LaVeck, G. D.; Kennan, A. L., and Giedt, W. R.: Staphylococcal Infections in an Obstetric Unit: I. Epidemiologic Studies of Pyoderma Neonatorum , New England J. Med. 257:295 ( (Aug. 15) ) 1957.Crossref

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A.M.A. Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1958

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